Since June 2014 125 000 Christians were expelled by the ISIS of Mosul and the Nineveh Plains/north Iraq. This has been done in front of the World especially the West’s eyes and it must now be described as genocide and crimes against humanity. Iraq and Syria will be emptied of their Christian population.
For this reason, the Chaldean Archbishop Habib Jajou participated a Seminar was held by Mr Lars Adaktusson, MEP for the Christian Democrats, who is also a Member of European Parliament, in Stockholm on Tuesday 30 November 2015 at the Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65.
Mr Lars Adaktusson and many in European Parliament continue to pursue this issue. He mentioned Pope Francis who on several occasions called the persecution of Christians in the Middle East for ‘genocide’, and called for work is under way to achieve legal recognition at the UN level.
The world must move from words to action and help the expelled Christians and other ethnic groups. ‘We want to see a stable, sustainable and secure Iraq and Syria’ the MP said. The Native people should have the opportunity to return homes and to live in security.
These and other related issues were discussed by an interesting panel during an evening seminar. The Participants were also: José Luis Bazán, legal advisor for migration and religion, the Catholic Church Commission of the European Communities Bishops’ Conferences (COMECE), and Nuri Kino – Founder and Chairman of a Demand for Action.
It is worth to mention that according to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Article II of the Convention defines genocide as: …any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.