By Theodore Shoebat
The slaughter of Christians is beyond human imagination. That is what Munir Kakish, chairman of the Council of Local Evangelical Churches in the Holy Land, has exclaimed:
The shedding of blood of Christians in our area is going beyond human imagination… Killing Christians just because they are Christian is not acceptable and should be stopped immediately
The violence is getting so severe that the Vatican is urging that help for the Christians go beyond just verbal condemnation:
A leading Vatican diplomat said that the international community must move beyond verbal condemnations and actively assist the persecuted Christians of northern Iraq.
“I would say that we should not have a short memory,” said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who represents the Holy See at UN offices in Geneva.
“A few years ago, I remember we were faced with a similar situation as we are faced now in northern Iraq when Tutsi and Hutu in Rwanda were killing each other,” he said in an interview with Vatican Radio. “There were meetings, political declarations, but very little action.”
“And then, every year when we commemorate the almost one million people killed in that genocide, we make a kind of ‘mea culpa’ saying we have not done anything effective to prevent the killing of those innocent people,” he continued. “God forbid that this may also be the same situation today in northern Iraq.”
Archbishop Tomasi noted that Pope Francis, in his recent letter to the UN secretary general, referred to the “relevant articles of the UN charter” in making an “urgent appeal to the international community to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway.”