A Syrian priest urges that terror group ISIS can be destroyed without bombing.
According to details, Father Nadim Nassar, a London-based Anglican priest from Syria, while remarking about the current debate going on whether UK should join the coalition to bomb ISIS or not said that “It is the wrong thing to do. I am against it in terms of effectiveness and in terms of experience.”
The Syrian priest while talking during a radio interview said that “What did they do? Nothing. More casualties, more destruction, more bloodshed, and the war continued.” He said that he has had the experience of living in Lebanon during the civil war in 1980s during which time air strikes were carried out in order to end the civil war.
“In Iraq for the last two years, there have been thousands of air strikes against ISIS. What happened? Mosul is still in the hands of ISIS. Nineveh is still in the hands of ISIS. Why should we, why should I as a Syrian, believe that the situation would be different in Syria?”
Father Nadim Nassar further said that the matter of carrying out air strikes is a “moral maze”, but he continued that he didn’t think that there was such a thing as a moral war. “God has given us the mind and the heart to use peaceful means to solve our conflict,” he asserted.
While sticking to his opinion, Father Nassar, adamantly said that the route of diplomatic measures has not been taken upon completely, while at the same time he criticised western politicians for being thoughtless about the situation which continuously worsened and they kept waiting too long to address the situation.
“If you use diplomatic measures, all the means you can, to defeat ISIS and you fail, let’s talk again, but the western countries have not used that. More needs to be done to stop money and weapons flowing into Iraq and Syria.”
“We can destroy ISIS without bombing. ISIS exports oil through Turkey, why haven’t we addressed that? ISIS has a currency, that means money is pouring into ISIS, how is it pouring into ISIS?”