Monday, 28 July 2014

Rally to stop the Genocide of Christians in the Middle East

The Bible Society in Australia has announced:

Plans have today been announced for a worldwide “Rally to stop the Genocide of Christians in the Middle East” next Saturday, August 2. Called #DemandforAction, the protest movement is planning to centre its attention on the UN, with a rally planned for 10 AM outside the United Nations building in New York, but local rallies are being organised around the world, including one in Martin Place, Sydney.

Symbols to be used at protest include the Nazarene ‘N’ in Arabic (which means Christian). ISIS marked homes in Mosul with this symbol in order to identify Christians who were subject to ISIS’s ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay ‘Jizya’ or die. (Source: Australian Coptic Movement)

The protest will demand, among other things, the United Nations urgently intervene to: 

(i) stop the forced displacement of Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs and other Christians from Mosul and areas controlled by ISIS through the deployment of international peacekeeping forces; 

(ii) set up a ‘safe haven’ protection zone to safeguard those vulnerable communities; and 

(iii) provide immediate on the ground aid and humanitarian assistance to address the growing humanitarian crisis in Iraq and neighbouring regions.

There was a demonstration outside Parliament on Saturday. I will publish details of any action in the UK as soon as I find any details.

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