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The bishop of Bristol, England, has criticized the British government’s lack of interest in the “wholesale slaughter” taking place in Syria, according to .

Scores have reportedly been left dead after the Syrian army sent in tanks to Hama on Sunday to crush the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.

“I can’t be the only person wondering why the west, having rapidly decided that intervention in Libya was a righteous and necessary cause, seems less interested in the wholesale slaughter taking place in Syria,” said Bishop Mike Hill of the Church of England.

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary William Hague has ruled out the possibility of military intervention because the Arab League has not called for it.

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