Besides all the anecdotal reports of the persecution, atrocities, and genocide of Christians by ISIS, there are studies documenting these actual events. The report referenced in this article shows that the threshold for the definition has met United Nation standards. The Obama White House and the State Department, however, do not seem to agree. They have been so slow to act that Congress has given them a deadline to call it genocide or state the case. That deadline approaches. Quick to defend Islam, but not so quick to defend Christians. What is wrong with this picture?
As Written By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos at FOX News:
Report details ISIS atrocities against Christians, presses State for ‘genocide’ label
Holding a bloody shirt he carries with him to remember the Islamic State’s crimes against Iraqi Christians, Douglas Bazi described for a Washington audience Thursday how he’s suffered at ISIS’ hands: He was kidnapped, had his teeth bashed in with a hammer and watched as his church was bombed.
“There is not ‘life’ in Iraq,” Bazi said, noting his congregation has been targeted so often it is called the “church of the martyrs, or the church of the blood.”
Bazi joined Middle Eastern Christian leaders and human rights advocates from the Knights of Columbus on Thursday as the group, along with In Defense of Christians (IDC), released a powerful and comprehensive report they say makes the case that the terror campaign against Christians and other minorities in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the Middle East can only be called one thing: genocide.
The report, along with the personal accounts conveyed at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday, put even more pressure on the Obama administration to officially label the atrocities as genocide.
The State Department and White House so far have not done so, but are facing a congressionally mandated March 17 deadline to make a decision.
“We are forgotten, and we are alone,” Bazi, a former ISIS hostage and now a priest at an Irbil refugee camp, lamented.