Iraqi Christian children plead with the President of United States to save them. Christian children who have been targeted by terror group Islamic State. Christians have undergone systematic genocide at the hands of Islamic State militants.
Iraqi Christian and Yazidi children now residing in refugee camps in Iraq have urged the U.S. President Donald Trump to take steps in order to bring their lives to normal. These refugee children called upon President Trump not to forsake them.
In keeping with a report by Fox News, photos of refugee children’s messages were obtained. Their messages read: “God Bless USA,” “Don’t forget us President Trump,” “Please help us Mr. Trump,” these messages were signed as “Christians in Iraq.”
Since 2014, when SIS took control of swathes in Iraq, tens and thousands of Christians have been displaced. In a bid to establish its caliphate the terror group carried out massive executions of Christians and other minorities. Non-Muslims were offered three options, to convert to Islam, pay jaziya or die.
The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom in its report on Iraq states: “Severe religious freedom violations continued in Iraq throughout 2016. Iraqi and international efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recaptured a series of important cities, including Ramadi and Fallujah, but the terrorist group continued to ruthlessly target anyone who did not espouse its extremist Islamist ideology, including members of the Christian, Yazidi, Shi’a, Turkmen, and Shabak communities, as well as of the Sunni community. In March 2016, then Secretary of State John Kerry declared that ISIS’s persecution of these groups amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity.”
“On March 17, 2016, then Secretary of State Kerry declared that ISIS is responsible “for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yezidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims” and “for crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing directed at these same groups and in some cases also against Sunni Muslims, Kurds, and other minorities,” USCIRF report said.
“In 2016, the U.S. government provided more than $513.4 million in humanitarian assistance to support the 10 million people in need of aid. This funding supported the following institutions: International Organization for Migration, UN Children’s Fund, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Population Fund, World Health Organization, UN Development Program, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, among others,” USCIRF explained.
“The United States also continues to resettle Iraqi refugees to the United States. Since 2007, the United States has admitted more than 131,000 Iraqis, of whom almost 40 percent are members of religious minorities, including but not limited to Christians of various denominations, Sabaean-Mandaeans, and Yezidis. In 2016, 9,880 Iraqis were resettled in the United States,” USCIRF revealed in connection with U.S. efforts to help the Iraqi refugees.