VATICAN CITY - The Vatican, calling on Muslim leaders around the world to recognize the brutality of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which currently dominate the northern region of Iraq.
Vatican says no sort of justification can be given for the crimes committed against minors ISIS in the region.
“The danger that threatens the people of Christian, Yazidi and other minority religious groups in Iraq requires a clear and bold statement from the religious leaders, especially Muslims,” the statement of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue.
Pontifical Council says ISIS guilty of various crimes such as murder, mutilation, crucifixion and dragging the corpse in a public place, kidnap women and other crimes.
“Not for any reason, let alone for religious reasons, which could allow such a barbaric act. We call on all parties to unite and condemn this evil and reject the use of religion to justify this crime,” added the Pontifical Council.
This weekend, the Vatican‘s ambassador to the UN Silvano Tomasi support U.S. airstrikes intended to inhibit the progression of ISIS in northern Iraq. Silvano even called for international intervention is done as soon as possible before it was too late for the people of Iraq’s minorities.
Silvano support for a military attack is rare Vatican policy that always puts a peaceful solution in the middle of the possibility of genocide against Iraq‘s Christian community.
Hundreds of thousands of people forced to flee their homes in northern Iraq in order to prevent the progression of ISIS. Last week, 100,000 people were forced to leave Qaraqosh Iraqi Christians, Iraqi cities with the largest Christian population. While thousands of minority Yazidi also obscure the mountains.