Canon Andrew White -- the Vicar of Baghdad -- said that what is happening in Iraq is "the worst reality of religious persecution since the Holocausr," the Christian Headlines website reports today (September 5, 2014).
According to investigator Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International has obtained evidence that Islamic State (IS) is committing an "ethnic cleansing," or ridding north Iraq of Christians and other religious minorities.
"The massacres and abductions being carried out by the Islamic State provide harrowing new evidence that a wave of ethnic cleansing against minorities is sweeping across northern Iraq," Rovera said.
Amnesty International recently released a 26-page report detailing the acts of persecution that IS has committed throughout the area in recent weeks. "Hundreds if not thousands" of Yazidi women and children have been kidnapped, and many Iraqis that practice religions other than Islam have been killed.