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France grants asylum to Iraqi Christians as U.S. rebuked for 'silence'

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/31/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Rep. Frank Wolf exclaims 'Does Washington even care?'

As the genocide of Iraqi Christians continues, the French government now says it is willing to grant asylum to Iraqi Christians. "We are assisting displaced persons who are fleeing the Islamic State's threats and seeking refuge in Kurdistan," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a joint statement this week. "Should they so wish, we are prepared to offer them asylum on our soil."

Representative Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said on the House floor, 'The silence in this town - in Washington - is deafening . Does Washington even care?'

Representative Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said on the House floor, "The silence in this town - in Washington - is deafening . Does Washington even care?"

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/31/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: France, asylum, Iraqi Christians, representative Frank Wolf


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In the meantime, a leading religious freedom advocate on Capitol Hill has strongly denounced both President Obama and Congress for their "silence" about the plight of Iraq's Christians, which amounts to "genocide."

Representative Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said on the House floor, "The silence in this town - in Washington - is deafening . Does Washington even care?"

SAVE Iraqi Christians from Genocide --

Wolf in his speech, highlighted the important place Iraq holds in the origins of Judeo-Christianity, noting that, after Israel, the Bible contains more references to places in Iraq than any other country.

He also cited the lives of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as well as Esther and the prophet Daniel, adding that "Many of Iraq's Christians still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus."

"Where is the Obama administration? The president has failed. Where is the Congress? The Congress has failed."

"Time is running out," Wolf said. "The Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq are being targeted for extinction. They need our help. Literally, during our time, we will see the end of Christianity in the place it began."

After the fall of Mosul and other areas in northern and western Iraq last month, the al-Qaeda-inspired jihadist group known as ISIS in mid-July ordered those Christians who had not yet fled to convert to Islam, pay a Qur'an-mandated tax levied on conquered non-Muslims, or be killed.

"The ultimatum issued to these communities in Mosul by ISIS is the latest tragic example of the terrible threat facing these people - who have historically been an integral part of the region - by jihadist groups in Iraq as well as Syria and elsewhere," Fabius and Cazeneuve said in their statement.

"France is outraged by these brutalities, which it condemns in the strongest possible terms."

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