ABDULRAZAQ, Tallha: "The criminals responsible for the Iraqi holocaust must be tried and brought to justice… Anything less than this is at best ignorance of one of the greatest crimes of the last century, and at worst, willful participation in the Iraqi holocaust” "
Tallha Abdulrazaq (journalist and researcher at the University of Exeter's Strategy and Security Institute and winner of the 2015 Al Jazeera Young Researcher Award) (2015): “Twelve years ago today, the U.S. and its NATO allies launched a disastrous and illegal invasion of the sovereign Republic of Iraq… the invasion and subsequent occupation also led to the continuation of the Iraqi holocaust that started in 1990 and continues to this day. An Opinion Research Business (ORB) poll conducted in 2007 estimated that there were over one million deaths between 2003 and 2007. The prestigious British medical journal, The Lancet, conducted a poll that tracked the deaths of Iraqis that were direct results of the war up until June 2006, and concluded that 654,965 Iraqis had lost their lives… Half a million children [died] between 1991 and 1996, untold millions more up until the invasion in 2003 and millions more dead between 2003 and 2015. Just because it did not happen in concentration camps in Nazi Germany, and just because the victims are Muslim and not Jewish, does nothing to reduce the reality of the Iraqi holocaust. The international community must address the ongoing bloodletting in Iraq with solutions that do not just involve military force. The criminals responsible for the Iraqi holocaust must be tried and brought to justice… Anything less than this is at best ignorance of one of the greatest crimes of the last century, and at worst, willful participation in the Iraqi holocaust” (Tallha Abdulrazaq, “The Iraqi Holocaust”, Daily Sabah, 24 March 2015: https://www.dailysabah.com/op-ed/2015/03/24/the-iraqi-holocaust ).