Kurds call for action in Iraq

Members of the Kurdish Community and supporters held a protest to highlight the plight of their countrymen and women suffering persecution by ISIS

Members of the Kurdish Community and supporters held a protest to highlight the plight of their countrymen and women suffering persecution by ISIS

First published in News

SUSSEX’S Kurdish community came out in force to ensure their countrymen do not suffer in silence.

The Sussex Kurdish Community gathered in Churchill Square in Brighton yesterday afternoon to call for urgent action to save their compatriots currently under threat from the terror group Islamic State.

The protest was organised in response to the genocide faced by the Yezidi people in Northern Iraq who have been driven from their homes and on to Mount Sinjar by the marauding troops of the Islamic terror group.

Campaigners said that the Yezidi, whose population totals less than 800,000 people, face genocide for the 73rd time in their long history.

Residents have been asked to donate to an emergency fund set up by Save the Children by phoning 0800 8148 148 or donating online at www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/middle-east/iraq.

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12:15pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Seeing as the Kurds are receiving air support from America, they are plainly not suffering in silence.
Seeing as the Kurds are receiving air support from America, they are plainly not suffering in silence. notslimjim
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2:28pm Fri 22 Aug 14

nissancars says...

maybe we could train and arm these protesters and allow them to go home to fight as im sick of our troops fighting everyone elses battles for them.our goverment need to get tough so that all this money and support starts here in britain.look after ourselves for a change
maybe we could train and arm these protesters and allow them to go home to fight as im sick of our troops fighting everyone elses battles for them.our goverment need to get tough so that all this money and support starts here in britain.look after ourselves for a change nissancars
  • Score: 2

6:58pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Andy R says...

nissancars wrote:
maybe we could train and arm these protesters and allow them to go home to fight as im sick of our troops fighting everyone elses battles for them.our goverment need to get tough so that all this money and support starts here in britain.look after ourselves for a change
No-one was asking for our money - so calm down. The Peshmerga and the PKK seem to be doing quite an effective job against ISIS anyway - especially the women's battalions! What they would quite like is for the UK to bring sanctions against Saudi Arabia (chief backers of ISIS). I'm sure this will be no problem for Cameron, who is in no way camped halfway up the **** of the Saudi royals........
[quote][p][bold]nissancars[/bold] wrote: maybe we could train and arm these protesters and allow them to go home to fight as im sick of our troops fighting everyone elses battles for them.our goverment need to get tough so that all this money and support starts here in britain.look after ourselves for a change[/p][/quote]No-one was asking for our money - so calm down. The Peshmerga and the PKK seem to be doing quite an effective job against ISIS anyway - especially the women's battalions! What they would quite like is for the UK to bring sanctions against Saudi Arabia (chief backers of ISIS). I'm sure this will be no problem for Cameron, who is in no way camped halfway up the **** of the Saudi royals........ Andy R
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7:15pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Andy R wrote:
nissancars wrote:
maybe we could train and arm these protesters and allow them to go home to fight as im sick of our troops fighting everyone elses battles for them.our goverment need to get tough so that all this money and support starts here in britain.look after ourselves for a change
No-one was asking for our money - so calm down. The Peshmerga and the PKK seem to be doing quite an effective job against ISIS anyway - especially the women's battalions! What they would quite like is for the UK to bring sanctions against Saudi Arabia (chief backers of ISIS). I'm sure this will be no problem for Cameron, who is in no way camped halfway up the **** of the Saudi royals........
Our money is being spent on the military efforts currently being supplied by this country, so he made a valid point.
[quote][p][bold]Andy R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nissancars[/bold] wrote: maybe we could train and arm these protesters and allow them to go home to fight as im sick of our troops fighting everyone elses battles for them.our goverment need to get tough so that all this money and support starts here in britain.look after ourselves for a change[/p][/quote]No-one was asking for our money - so calm down. The Peshmerga and the PKK seem to be doing quite an effective job against ISIS anyway - especially the women's battalions! What they would quite like is for the UK to bring sanctions against Saudi Arabia (chief backers of ISIS). I'm sure this will be no problem for Cameron, who is in no way camped halfway up the **** of the Saudi royals........[/p][/quote]Our money is being spent on the military efforts currently being supplied by this country, so he made a valid point. notslimjim
  • Score: 3

9:19pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

'Unite Against Isis'

So why are you not uniting with your chaps back home? Hiding away in Britain isn't doing them much good.
'Unite Against Isis' So why are you not uniting with your chaps back home? Hiding away in Britain isn't doing them much good. notslimjim
  • Score: 1

10:57pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

BBC NEWS...
"Iraq is now under the total grip of Isis ... numbering around 6,000 troops."
To put it into perspective, it is the same as Britain being overrun by the average Yeovil Town home crowd!

The CIA have request that every member of ISIS be considered for the Ice Bucket Challenge..... Or water boarding as the American call it...
BBC NEWS... "Iraq is now under the total grip of Isis ... numbering around 6,000 troops." To put it into perspective, it is the same as Britain being overrun by the average Yeovil Town home crowd! The CIA have request that every member of ISIS be considered for the Ice Bucket Challenge..... Or water boarding as the American call it... Valentinian
  • Score: 3

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