Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — The United Nations announced about 13.6 million people have been displaced by the Iraq and Syria conflicts. The displacement occurred as a result of the Syrian civil war, as well as the rise of the terrorist group Islamic State (known by the acronym ISIS or IS).

syrian refugeesReuters reported the statistic is equivalent to the population of London, U.K. Many do not have food or shelter as winter approaches this year, said the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The UNHCR’s director, Amin Awad, said, “The world is just not responding” to the rise in conflicts and refugee displacement. He estimated about 500,000 people had been displaced in a short period of two months.

Out of the 13.6 million displaced, 7.2 million have been displaced within Syria. Due to ISIS’s extending influence, about 1.9 million have been displaced and 190,000 have left the country altogether. The U.N. has struggled to find ways to alleviate the refugee crisis, which has been ongoing since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.

Awad told Europe to “open their borders and share the burden” of refugees, something that would not fly in European political circles.

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  • Richard Hellstrom

    Reality –
    The Quran speaks well of the relationship it has with former books (the Torah and the Gospels) and attributes their similarities to their unique origin and saying all of them have been revealed by the one God

    According to Sahih al-Bukhari, the Quran was recited among Levantines and Iraqis, and discussed by Christians and Jews, before it was standardized. Its language was similar to the Syriac language. The Quran recounts stories of many of the people and events recounted in Jewish and Christian sacred books (Tanakh, Bible) and devotional literature (Apocrypha, Midrash), although it differs in many details. Adam, Enoch, Noah, Eber, Shelah, Abraham, Lot, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job, Jethro, David, Solomon, Elijah, Elisha, Jonah, Aaron, Moses, Zechariah, John the Baptist and Jesus are mentioned in the Quran as prophets of God (see Prophets of Islam). In fact, Moses is mentioned more in the Quran than any other individual. Jesus is mentioned more often in the Quran than Muhammad, while Mary is mentioned in the Quran more than the New Testament.Muslims believe the common elements or resemblances between the Bible and other Jewish and Christian writings and Islamic dispensations is due to their common divine source,and that the original Christian or Jewish texts were authentic divine revelations given to prophets.

    It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (of judgment between right and wrong).
    Source – Wikipedia Quran –