David Cameron: ‘no need’ to reconsider calling slaughter of Christians ‘genocide’

Mar 19, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph:

David Cameron was accused of “morally indefensible” equivocation over the slaughter of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East as he dismissed calls to classify the jihadist attacks as genocide as “politicisation”.

He is facing a potential rift with Britain’s most important ally over the issue after the US Secretary of State John Kerry publicly declared the attacks on Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in the region to be “genocidal” and “crimes against humanity”.

But Mr Cameron claimed there was “no need” to reconsider applying the term to the attacks in Iraq, Syria and Libya by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), also known as Daesh.

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