‘Powerful’ military action needed to fight Islamic State, says prelate
February 11, 2015
Describing US airstrikes are insufficient, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil urged British lawmakers to send ground troops to fight the Islamic State.
“We don't have much time left as Christians in this region,” said Archbishop Bashar Warda, according to BBC. “As a Catholic I find it hard to say, but I want military action, there is no other way now.”
“Military action is needed, a powerful one where they could really get those people out of these villages so that our people and others can return,” he added, according to the Catholic Herald. “Please use all of your efforts to make this happen.”
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