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Free Press: Winnipeggers want Canada to acknowledge IS genocide

June 20, 2016 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports:

Canada needs to acknowledge it’s a genocide and hurry to open its doors to save the Yazidis, say Winnipeggers worried about the fate of the persecuted religious minority.

“Once the Canadian government formally acknowledges ISIS as genocidal, then it should begin to rethink how it understands the category of ‘Syrian refugee’ in a way that reflects the special vulnerability of the Yazidis – vulnerability compounded by the small size and relative isolation of the community,” said Adam Muller, a genocide researcher at the University of Manitoba.


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