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Over 42 million abortions were carried out across the globe last year, according to Right to Life. Christian Concern calculated that the statistic makes abortion the greatest single cause of death in 2019, accounting for 42 per cent of the …
Now a distinguished General condemns the government’s inaction over the Middle East genocide
by Major General (Retired)Tim Cross CBE
WHY IS THERE NO LEADERSHIP on how best to work to resolve the terrible effects of genocide happening in the Middle East – where Christians are in real danger of being wiped out, extinguished from the lands they have lived in since the first century?
As reported in the last issue of this paper, aid organisation Barnabas Fund despairs over the brick wall it encounters in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). In the same 12 month period, other governments took in 1,164 Christian refugees; Britain managed just 64.
After the EU and Council of Europe recognised the slaughter of Middle East Christians by ISIS as genocide, the US Christian campaigners American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) urged the UN and President Obama to follow suit.
Once the terror group’s 21-month vicious rampage through Northern Iraq and Syria is recognised as genocide, human rights agreements oblige participating governments to respond.
Now is the time to make your voice heard
Christians in Iraq and Syria are experiencing genocide. Last issue we included a petition for Barnabas Fund’s Operation Safe Haven to send to the Prime Minister.
But until Christians in the Middle East are safe, we need to keep urging our government to work directly with the Christian community. Our Government has refused to take refugees from anywhere but the UN-run camps, which are predominantly Muslim, so Christians have been avoiding the camps and fleeing to safer areas, preferring to camp on church premises.
Now Wilfred Wong, a barrister with 26 years’ experience of campaigning for persecuted Christians worldwide, most of whom live in the Muslim world, has written a letter for readers to use as a model to send to the Prime Minister.