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Christian Genocide: Pressure For Action Grows Following UK Vote

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By David Knowles
Lapido Media

PRESSURE is increasing on the British and American governments to aid minorities in Iraq and Syria following official recognition of the genocide committed by Islamic State.


Nina Shea, Director of the Centre for Religious Freedom at the Washington-based Hudson Institute and an expert on IS and Christianity, told Lapido she is trying to convert momentum from historic votes in both US and UK into action by the US government.

The UK Parliament’s House of Commons on 20 April voted 278-0 to declare IS’s actions against Christians genocide, although the government opposed it, urging MPs to abstain on legal grounds.

Shea said the US should encourage and support four main policies to aid members of groups affected by the genocide, based on basic principles of international law, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention.

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