Islamic State committing atrocities on ‘an industrial scale’ UN says; two boys reportedly hanged from pole by wrists for eating during Ramadan

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, says people in areas controlled by the Islamic State group live in daily fear for their lives.

He cited mounting evidence the group was guilty of “systematic violations of international law that could amount to genocide, crimes against humanity, (and) war crimes”, and criticised Russia and China for vetoing UN Security Council resolutions to refer the war in Syria to the International Criminal Court.

  • Barrington Minge

    Do you really expect anything better from a 7th century death cult posing as a religion?
    No, didn’t think so.

  • ontario john

    Maybe Harper should have brought that up when he had muslim leaders over yesterday to celebrate ramadan ding dong.

    • Petey

      Harper’s a traitor. That was the last straw for me: they’re not getting my vote ever again.

  • marty_p

    The UNHRC feel it’s only important and a “Human Rights issue” if Israel is involved.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Hey look a goat somewhere in Gaza fell over! Let’s mobilize the entire world to condemn the Jews!

  • moraywatson

    Ramadan is a month long game of spot the apostate.