Friday, 27 February 2015

Islamic State: Iraq minorities 'threatened with eradication' per BBC News

The BBC report on the continuing eradication of non Muslims from another part of the Islamic world.

'Islamic State militants are trying to eradicate Iraqi minority groups from large parts of the country, human rights organisations have warned.

A report details summary executions, forced conversions, rape and other abuses suffered by minorities.

Such acts are tantamount to war crimes, and in some cases, genocide, it argues.

Iraqi minorities face a "threat to their existence", said the Institute of International Law and Human Rights (IILHR), one of the groups involved.

Focusing on Iraq's Christian, Kaka'i, Shabak, Turkmen and Yazidi populations, the report looks at their plight after the fall of Mosul to IS in June 2014, a key point in the rise of a group that now controls swathes of the country.

Minorities were soon targeted, the report details. Christians were told to leave Mosul or face execution.'

The pattern is clear across the world, in countries where Islam becomes the majority religion, non Muslims suffer discrimination, at best, but too often persecution and death. Post partition, compare the fate of Muslims in Hindu majority India with that of Hindus in Muslim majority Pakistan.

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