Perscution of religous minorities

Business will start in the Commons today with questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, then the weekly Prime Ministers’ Question time. The Commons will then consider the amendments made by the House of Lords to the Energy Bill.

The first longer debate will be on a motion to recognise that the persecution of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities constitutes genocide and calls on the government to refer the matter to the United Nations. The full motion is:

‘…this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls on the Government to make an immediate referral to the UN Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court so that perpetrators can be brought to justice.’

One thought on “Perscution of religous minorities

  1. David, they are also persecuting people with NO religious or non-religious beliefs and values, including atheists and Humanists like me. Daesh are not the only organisation doing this, there are many governments, e.g. Saudi Arabia, Bangla Desh, who are supporting/carrying out this persecution. We need a multi-belief approach to our World to make it a better, more tolerant, more diverse place.

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