Letters > Reaping the whirlwind

31 July 2014

Reaping the whirlwind

It is exceedingly distressing to hear how Isis has terrorised the Christians in Mosul, driven them out and apparently wants to extirpate Christianity in all of Iraq and Syria. In your leading article (“Shameful apathy over Christians’ plight”, 26 July) you condemn our Government’s silence.But I wonder how much present Islamic antagonism to Christianity has been caused by the inhumane nature of British and US sanctions between the two Iraq wars which led to malnutrition, lack of medical supplies and diseases from lack of clean water. In consequence, half a million Iraqi children died (and a similar number of adults). This was not a spectacular atrocity like 9/11, which was greeted with huge outrage by the Western media and people (killing only some 2,000-3,000 peopl


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