Chaldean Patriarch Sako says US behind ISIL

Chaldean Patriarch Sako says US behind ISIL
Thu Aug 28, 2014 14:38:38

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako has unleashed an attack on the West, accusing the United States of supporting the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) terrorist group.

“America is behind ISIS [ISIL], which is the crime of the century, and they want to brazenly displace Christians from their homes and churches,” Sako told the local newspaper Ad-Diyar, saying the reason was that the West’s labor force needed immigrants.

“The West watched us and it seemed they have ignored our suffering,” he complained. “But we will not leave our land, whatever the sacrifices.”

He also slammed Wednesday’s meeting that gathered Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai with representatives of the five permanent members at the UN Security Council.

“They were not helpful. We don’t want statements,” he said of the meeting, which he also attended, in Bkirki, the seat of the Maronite Church.

“America is responsible for what happened to the Christians in the East. And the patriarchs did not beg Arabs nor others to instill [peoples’] rights,” Sako said.


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