Tag: Genocide

United States Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power will meet with defectors from North Korea to highlight Pyongyang's dismal rights record

Samantha Power’s Failure to Stop Genocide at the UN

Today, I feel a personal responsibility to make this point: Samantha Power’s failure to stop genocide while in office renders her the wrong person to deliver the Elie Wiesel Memorial Lecture.

Sinjar Mayor Mahma Khalil Qasim near the middle with scarf around his neck.

Yazidi Leaders Congratulate Trump on Presidential Election Victory

Leaders and activists from the Yazidi minority community in Iraq, which has largely suffered ethnic cleansing and other war crimes at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), have expressed a mixture of hope and congratulations over Donald Trump’s recent election as U.S. president.


Mideast Christians Facing Islamic State Genocide Hopeful Trump Will ‘Secure Peace’

Leaders from the minority Christian community in the Middle East have commended Republican President-elect Donald Trump on his victory last week, saying they are hopeful the new American leader will strengthen and support the ethno-religious minority groups in Iraq and Syria victimized by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

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Yazidi Parents Who Survived Islamic State Name Newborn Baby ‘Trump’

Yazidi parents in Iraq whose family has survived atrocities at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) named their newborn child “Trump” within minutes after Republican nominee Donald Trump became the U.S. President-elect last Tuesday, reports the Haym Salomon Center.


With Aid Groups Focused on Mosul, Iraq’s Yazidi Islamic State Victims Feel Forgotten

Members of the Yazidi minority community in northern Iraq, targeted for genocide and sexual slavery at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), feel abandoned by humanitarian groups and governments that have shifted their attention to the growing number of displaced persons escaping the Iraqi city of Mosul, reports Rudaw.

Intisar Mateh, second left, washes the dishes as her daughter, Farah Mateh, right, plays with her friends in a camp for displaced Christians in Irbil, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Iraqi refugees from areas near Mosul are eagerly following the offensive to drive the Islamic State group from the city …

Displaced Mosul Christians: ‘I Don’t Think We’ll Ever Go Back’

Not all former inhabitants of the diverse Iraqi city of Mosul, once considered the heartland of Iraq’s Christian community, will be able to return once it is recaptured from the Islamic State by the U.S.-backed Iraqi military forces and their allies.

Hillary Clinton Sybrina Fulton Black Lives Matter (Jacquelin Martin / Associated Press)

Dershowitz: Cut Ties with Black Lives Matter over Anti-Israel Platform

Alan Dershowitz, the renowned civil libertarian, defense lawyer, and Democrat, has called on political leaders to cut ties with the Black Lives Matter movement until it rescinds its anti-Israel platform, which accuses the Jewish state of “genocide.”

Sergey Lazarev representing Russia performs the song 'You Are The Only One' during the dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Grand Final in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 13, 2016. / AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

An American’s Guide to Eurovision 2016

A U.S. broadcaster is about to confuse millions of Americans by broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest. You will probably be one of them.


John Kerry Admits the Islamic State Is Committing Genocide: Now What?

On Monday, March 14, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Resolution 75, which declares and condemns, in the clearest of language, that the Islamic State has committed acts of genocide against Assyrian Christians and Yezidis in Iraq and Syria.


Islamic State Burns ‘Blasphemous’ Christian Books in Mosul

The U.S. State Department is currently facing pressure to formally recognize the purge of Christians from Iraq and Syria as genocide. The Islamic State added to the mountain of evidence against it by releasing a video that shows hundreds of Christian books burned in the captive city of Mosul.