It is comforting to finally hear the truth being recognized by Austria, along with a determination to assist the victims.
According to the American Center for Law and Justice:
In Syria, the Islamic State has beheaded and stoned men, women, and children for blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy. One Christian Syrian woman described ‘Christians being killed and tortured, and … children being beheaded in front of their parents…
The Center continued:
Assyrian Christians have faced mass kidnappings; children and adults have been tortured for refusing to deny their faith in Christ; and other Christian children have been raped and burned to death by the radicals.
Anglican Reverend Andrew White, aka the “Vicar of Baghdad,” recounted the story of Iraqi Christian before they were slaughtered by Islamic State militants:
Children…were told by ISIS militants to convert to Islam or be killed. Their response? “No, We Love Yeshua (Jesus).”
It is atrocious that peaceful Christians have not been long prioritized by Western nations as refugees; they are not only victims of war but targets of murder and violence by jihadists for their faith. One could not begin to imagine the global reaction and outcry if Christians or Jews were murdering innocent Muslims in the name of their religion, and such an outcry would be warranted. Meanwhile, the word “Islamophobia” keeps getting rammed down the throats of Western infidels in the face of such atrocities committed against Christians and other human beings in the name of Islam. Such lack of sensitivity and remorse is telling.
“Austria Among First Nations to Recognize ISIS’ Genocide Against Christians”, by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, June 21, 2017:
Austria has become one of the first countries in the world to not only formally recognize the genocide being committed against Christians in Iraq and Syria, but also to advance a seven-point plan aimed at helping victims.
The American Center for Law and Justice reported on Tuesday that the Austrian National Council formally recognized earlier in June the “heinous atrocities” being committed by the Islamic State terror group against Christians and other religious minorities, and committed itself to carrying out at least three steps of a seven-point plan to help those who are displaced.
“Austria has become one of the first countries to take a decisive stand,” the ACLJ wrote, calling it a “major step forward” in the conservative group’s campaign to rescue followers of Christ.
The legal group launched its seven-point plan last year, the details of which are available on the ACLJ website, and has urged U.N. member states to join the fight against genocide.
The plan in question calls for the establishment of in-region “safe zones” for genocide victims fleeing radical terror, along with expanding military efforts as part of the international coalition to defeat IS.
“It is imperative that we continue to pressure the U.N. and the international community in order to provide the relief these victims so desperately need,” the ACLJ urged, calling on people to join the cause as the legal group expands its “largest global legal advocacy campaign in defense of Christians facing jihadist genocide.”
In its letters to the U.N., the group has highlighted the urgency of cooperation when it comes to fighting IS.
“In Syria, the Islamic State has beheaded and stoned men, women, and children for blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy. One Christian Syrian woman described ‘Christians being killed and tortured, and … children being beheaded in front of their parents,'” the law group has said.
It added that Assyrian Christians have faced mass kidnappings; children and adults have been tortured for refusing to deny their faith in Christ; and other Christian children have been raped and burned to death by the radicals……