UK faith leaders call for action on Isil war crimes

Islamic militants attempting ‘extermination’ of religious minorities must face international justice, insists a coalition of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh leaders.

Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Zoroastrian leaders have written to the Daily Telegraph urging David Cameron to use the UK’s seat on the UN Security Council to begin the process of bringing war crimes prosecutions against militants from Isil – short for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The letter describes the recent wave of atrocities, including forced conversion, beheadings and crucifixions of Christians and Yazidis, as a “tragedy of historic proportions.” More