Eastern Catholic patriarchs denounce Islamic State’s ‘crimes against humanity’

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Meeting outside the Lebanese capital Beirut, the patriarchs called on the international community to stop the “criminal actions” of the Islamic State militants and urged Islamic institutions to forcefully condemn the extremist group. 

  • Sister Geraldine Marie, R.N.

    I agree wholeheartedly with the patriarchs. No extremist groups should be allowed to exist to harm others whose beliefs are different.

    Respect and love are true religion. “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

  • JJ

    Where are the protest against the horrible genocide of Moslems and Christians ?

    Shame on you EU and the world for turning a blind eye to this new evil; when they are finished with us your next by then there will be no one to help you.

    This is what happens when you forget/change history. Where are the street protests? In NYC, Paris, The UK ? Shane on you all !

  • I guess I simply don’t understand religious people.

    If God is real and if Jesus is true,
    why is it wrong to follow such a religion 100% ?

    “bring to me those enemies…execute them” – JESUS (Luke 19:27)

    If Allah is true why is it wrong to follow Allah 100% ?
    “Slay them” – Surah (Q’uran)

  • Radical Islam is not part of the Koran. Crimes in the North of Iraq, and Kurdistan, should be prosecuted by the World, including the U.N. Those who have left the region should be allowed to return, and they should be protected.