‘Protesters were blind when Yazidis and Christians faced genocide’

February 21, 2017

EXISTENTIAL THREAT: Gulie Khalaf of Yazidis International says prioritising Middle East Christians and Yazidis does not constitute breaking any laws or values if Donald Trump’s administration decides that endangered peoples should be exempted from a ban on entry to the US. Picture courtesy of You Tube.

FEMALE VICTIMS: Bournemouth organiser Elizabeth Dunn-Hallett and female protest leaders across the UK have been reminded by Yazidi activist Mirza Ismail that many Yazidis and Christians abducted or killed by Daesh have been women, girls and children.

VIRTUE SIGNALLING: Protesters have waved many banners against racism and helping minorities but their hearts have gone cold to modern-day genocide victims. Catholic Archbishop of Irbil Bashar Warda says no one has given financial help to his parishioners for the last two years apart from community groups and no one was protesting when the UK and US were only letting in one Christian or one Yazidi in a 100 refugees when the community makes up 10 per cent of Syria’s population and the Yazidis 0.5 per cent – figures released from a freedom of request made by the Barnabas Fund. Picture courtesy of EWTN.

 

YAZIDI and Christian leaders have asked protesters against Donald Trump’s State visit to the UK why they haven’t spoken up for them when their communities were facing an existential threat in Iraq and Syria.

Hundreds of protesters – including many students from Bournemouth University – descended onto Bournemouth Square on Monday 20 February against Theresa May’s decision to invite the President of the United States to make official visit to the UK later this year.

Event organiser Elizabeth Dunn-Hallett told Nerve Media: “I made the event because I believe as a community, country and world we are stronger together. Politics of division and hate are not the way forward.

“So many times over the last few months I have wanted to support the many demos and marches across the country but they rarely happen in Bournemouth so I thought why not give our community a voice.

Yazidi activist Mizra Ismail told the protesters in Bournemouth Square, the UK, the US and the rest of Europe why they weren’t taking to the streets when their people needed their help in their hour of need.

He told Breitbart News: “My first question for those protesters is: where were they when ISIS was committing genocide against the Yazidis and the Christians in the Middle East. ISIS killed and kidnapped thousands of Yazidis, mostly young women, girls and children.

“The ISIS jihadists beheaded many Yazidis and Christians in the most brutal way and posted their videos on social media. What were those protesters doing then? I believe that when ISIS committed all those crimes against the Yazidis and Christians, those protesters were blind.

Gulie Khelaf of Yazidis International told the same newspaper that the visa restriction on seven countries is not a “Muslim ban” as protesters put on their placards.

“If a 90-day ban is on all refugees, including Christians and Yazidis, is what it will take to this country (The US) does not become full of residents who neither care for the values of this society or its constitution, then let us have the 90-day ban. It is not breaking laws or going against any kind of values if (Donald) Trump and his administration decide that endangered groups should be an exception to the ban.”

Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil made the following observations to the Crux Magazine: “They were not protesting when the tens of thousands of displaced Christians my archdiocese cared for since 2014 have received no financial assistance from the United States, Europe or the United Nations.

“There were no protesters when Syrian Christians were only be let into the US at a rate 20 times less than the percentage of their population in Syria.

“I do not understand why some Americans and Europeans are now upset that the many minority communities that faced a horrible genocide will finally get a degree of priority in some manner.”

The archbishop says the protesters seemed puzzled why they want to side with Muslim community and don’t seem to know nor care that persecution based on the grounds of religion is based in the United Nations Treaty for Refugees.

He added: “Our people lost everything because of their faith – just like the Yazidis too, now these protesters are saying religion should not matter at all. From here, I have to say it is really unbelievable.”

The Government said back in April 2016 that it was the law for decide what constitutes as genocide and all evidence to prove it needed to be gathered if anyone caught in the country and implicated in atrocities could be prosecuted.

Bournemouth East MP and Foreign Office minister Tobias Ellwood said at the time: “It is not for the Government to be prosecutor, judge and jury. The Prime Minister (Theresa May) said: ‘Not only are the courts the best place to judge criminal matters but their impartiality also ensures the protection of the UK government from the politicisation and controversies that attach themselves to the question of ‘Genocide’.”

 

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

DCSW follower SS March 16, 2017 at 11:20 pm

Rather nonsensical post this. Terrible things happened within terrible things happening and of course this is still going on. Face it people are not protesting FOR Muslims but against Trump and his attack on human rights.

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PCW March 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm

But he has not banned anybody from these countries it just takes longer to look into the background of the people wanting to enter the US

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DSCW supporter SS March 16, 2017 at 11:22 pm

It isn’t really the point. Trump has clearly and repeatedly attacked Muslims in a general way. He made clear campaign pledges that he would and here he is singling them out. It seems people from these nations are assumed to be terrorists and have to prove they are not. This is clearly prejudice and flies in the face of western values It doesn’t matter whether it has been done by other administrations, it is being done now, by Trump as an executive act and he must suffer the consequences. I’m sure he doesn’t give two f***s about some people shouting in Bournemouth though.

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DN March 16, 2017 at 11:22 pm

It isn’t anyone’s human right to have access into any country they choose so repeating that is just fake facts.

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DSCW follower SS March 16, 2017 at 11:23 pm

I don’t think anyone supposes that. At least anyone with common sense. It is rather the focus of Trumps policy on Muslims that is an issue.

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MM March 16, 2017 at 11:24 pm

It was a temporary ban. Stop lying

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DSCW supporter SS March 16, 2017 at 11:24 pm

Temporary! To what purpose? Innocent refugee people fleeing war, persecution and famine will enjoy no moratorium from the conditions that cause their flight. The US will not benefit.Trump will have fulfilled a promise made to his inward looking hordes but further divided his country, further alienated the Senate, defied international Human Rights norms and further damage the US position in the world. Refugees may die and after 3 months the situation on the ground will not have changed. Pointless and damaging.

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DC2 March 16, 2017 at 11:25 pm

As usual because it’s Trump the reality is ignored by empty-headed protesters. The TEMPORARY ban is because the US does not have adequate / or any Diplomatic presence in those countries and because the Governments of those countries have not cooperated with the US in supplying info on those wishing to enter the US. The TEMPORARY ban is to allow the US to create the files that they want so as to ensure that those entering are not likely to promote terror once settled. There’s nothing outlandish about this simple exercise of commonsense….Unless you are a left-wing idiot or rent-a-mob anti-Trump plonker.

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DSCW supporter SS March 16, 2017 at 11:26 pm

Nonesense. You bought the b*****cks. There are other countries not on the list with which the US has not have a diplomatic presence. In the last attempt Iraq was on the list, US has more than just a large embassy there it has a major military presence. One doesn’t have to be a left wing idiot or a member of anyone’s rent-a-mob to see the enormous hole in that argument. If you are looking for an idiot check out the mirror or the White House.

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CAW March 16, 2017 at 11:27 pm

I believe that the USA makes rules for the people of the USA . For the right reason.

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CR March 16, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Good luck to Trump. He is acting in the best interests of all his citizens. It’s about time Mrs May followed suit. How many of the recent London bombings have been carried out by Christians? ? Er that will be none then and what religious group did they belong to? Wake up and smell the BS your shoveling.

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BRM March 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Don’t think any of those responsible for the London bombings came from the countries you want to ban. They were British nationals!

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CR March 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm

Just because someone has been given British citizenship it doesn’t mean that they should have it. How many Muslims have signed up to serve their country in the Armed Forces? I’ll tell you scant few. If you take up US citizenship you are eligible for enlistment in their armed forces. That should be the case here. Secondly my my point was made about the terrorists religious beliefs not where they came from.

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