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    Is Daesh Guilty of Genocide or Not? Sweden Cannot Decide

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    The Daesh terrorist organization, which is responsible for ethnic purges and the mass murder of Christians in the Middle East, is not guilty of genocide, according Sweden's ruling parties the Social Democrats and the Green Party.

    Last week, the Swedish parliament voted on whether Daesh's ongoing mass murder in Syria and Iraq should be classified as genocide. All parties except the two government parties the Social Democrats and the Greens concurred that Daesh's killings and persecution directed against Christian and Kurdish minorities constitutes genocide. However, when it came down to voting, only the Sweden Democrats, the Liberals and the Christian Democrats recognized the Daesh killings as genocide, wrote newspaper Fria Tider.

    "Unfortunately, it looks like we will be sending a very bad signal from the Swedish Parliament by not recognizing this as genocide. I think this is disgraceful!" Julia Kronlid of the Sweden Democrats said.

    "Daesh is a genocide machine," Kerstin Lundgren of the Center Party stated, according to newspaper Dagen.

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    Parliamentary spokesperson for the Moderate Party Karin Enström argued that is not a matter for the Swedish Parliament to decide upon.

    "There are international agreements that prescribe how the international community decides whether genocide has been committed," she said.

    Social Democrat MP Anders Österberg, however, felt that Daesh was ‘only' guilty of attempted genocide, agreeing that the situation in Syria and Iraq was a "humanitarian catastrophe."

    "According to international law, it is very difficult to prove that there is actually a genocide going on," he argued. Österberg also cited the alleged brutality of the Assad regime "striking indiscriminately" at the Syrian civilians, as well as abuses committed by other parties.

    The motion to recognize Daesh's genocide was set forth by Christian Democrats Robert Halef and Magnus Oscarsson.

    Earlier, the Sweden Democrats presented a motion on establishing a "safe zone" for vulnerable minorities in Syria and Iraq, which was rejected.

    Sweden's failure to recognize Daesh's atrocities as genocide have stirred a strong reaction among both the country's Christians and unbelievers.

    President of the Swedish Humanist Association (Humanisterna) Christer Sturmark said it was an outrage the persecution of Christians in the Middle East was not recognized as genocide, whereas Stefan Gustavsson, Secretary General of the Swedish Evangelical Alliance, said this was betrayal of the victims.

    Since the onslaught of Daesh in 2014, thousands of Christians and Yazidis were killed, whereas a large number of women were captured as sex slaves. Hundreds of thousands are still on the run because of their religion or ethnicity.

    A few years after the millennium, the number of Christians in Iraq was estimated as 1.5 million. Today, observers speak of as few as 200,000, newspaper Dagen wrote last week.

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      NATO and allies get involved in the region, Christianity is 13% of what it was and opium production (often for heroin) soars.
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      DAESH is an acceptional group with life line assurance of none quilty from high above regime. DAESH is the most violence, free to act, free to kill, free to eat human hearts, free protection, getting free weapons, getting free money, getting free movement and guarantee protection group ever seen, ever heard of, ever known in modern history. After all. Sound unrealistic and nonexistent but real. Many whole nations returned to Stone Ages.
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      armorin reply topeaceactivist2(Show commentHide comment)
      Clearly a diabolical enterprise. Swedish Gov. has no guts.
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      Safe zones are where terrorists can hide or hold the innocent ransom.
      Safe zones are a bad idea, only an idiot would have thought of this.
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      This article ties in nicely with another on Sputnik. Now do the Swedish Govenrment speak for the people or do they speak for Soros?

      Soros-Funded NGOs ‘Whisper Into EU’s Ear’ to Encourage Refugee Influx

      Read more: sputniknews.com/europe/20160516/1039692024/soros-ngos-europe-refugees.html#ixzz48pJlI7Xs
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      jasin reply toanne00marie(Show commentHide comment)
      I don't mean to post this excessively, but it's a great article that helps connect the dots of the tools used to "whisper" into the EU ear. There's also a great graphic titled "'The Gatekeepers: Foundations Fund Phony 'Left' Media" that compliments the article link and provides directions for additional study if desired.

      "While the US-led ‘Coalition’ is quick to seize upon spurious WMD narratives against its geopolitical targets, it will routinely ignore common Geneva Convention violations like Israel’s use of deadly white phosphorous in Gaza, the use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions by American military units in Iraq and Afghanistan, and American-made cluster bombs being dropped by Saudi Arabia’s air force on to Yemeni civilian targets."
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      Aussie Pride
      There are news reports of the Swedish Greens and other government departments having been infiltrated by the islamists. They head straight for the positions in government, the police force and military and lawmakers. All over the west. They bring in more muslims, they get the vote. Creeping infiltration and overtake. The democrats, socialists are in bed with the islamists. It's been going on for over a decade but in full swing now. Obama's cabinet is full of them. We've got it happening over here. Britain has the new lord mayor and the head of police in london is muslim also. Tick tock, this is all going to end very badly.
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      do the actions of the swedish parliament matter outside of sweden?
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      Who cares about swedes thought of this.
      The answer is simple for all to see.

      Daesh is GUILTY of genocide......no arguments.
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