Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Western countries, including the US, play a major role in generating or aggravating most of today’s crises across the world by facilitating rights abusers’ crimes.
Kenneth Roth, the director of the leading human rights group, said governments increasingly view human rights as a “luxury they fail to properly afford; and this in turn fans the flames of global crises.”
Citing the rights group’s world report 2015, Roth stressed that the rights records of countries such as the US is full of wrongdoings, which provide a fertile ground for the proliferation of extremist groups such as the ISIL Takfiri group.
He specifically referred to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq as an instance of these violations.
The ISIL terrorist group, with members from several Western countries, controls swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.
The group has been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.