As you may be aware, last summer ISIS invaded Iraq in force, and in the process targeted certain religious minorities for forced conversion or extermination. Thousands were killed, and thousands of women and young girls were kidnapped into sexual slavery, remaining there to this day.
The survivors of the Sinjar massacre are mostly Yezidis, adherents to a religion which predates Christianity and Islam by thousands of years. Displaced with little more than the clothes they were wearing, they sought shelter in Iraqi Kurdistan. Aid groups from all over the planet have come to help, but some are taking the opportunity to proselytize.
What are your thoughts on this? Should these Christian groups keep their faith to themselves and help as they came to do, or are the Yezidis wrong to take offense at the gesture?
(As someone who was raised Christian myself, frankly, I'm disgusted by the proselythizers)
- You're there to help. They already suffered enough at the hands of those who took issue with their faith. If someone approaches you privately, that's a different matter.100% (1)71% (5)75% (6)Vote
- If you're accepting their help, you can politely take their flyers/put up with a little of their preaching.0% (0)29% (2)25% (2)Vote
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Help them from their suffering. Don't convert them.1