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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dent Condems ISIS Genocide of Christians, Ethnic Minorities

(From Charlie Dent, Washington, D.C) This week, Rep. Charlie Dent joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in decrying the systematic extermination of Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities by ISIS. The unanimous vote of 393 to 0 demonstrated a strong national consensus that the atrocities committed against Christians, Yezidis, Turkmen, Sabea-Mandeans, Kaka'e, and Kurds that continue to be carried out by ISIS should be recognized as “war crimes,” “crimes against humanity,” and “genocide.”

“The grotesque and barbaric actions that the terrorists of ISIS continue to engage in across the Middle East undoubtedly constitute acts of deliberate and horrific genocide. These fanatical zealots are carrying out a systematic persecution and destruction of civilizations that have thrived in this region for hundreds and thousands of years. I urge the State Department to recognize the immediacy of this threat and lead the international community in a concerted effort to prevent the extinction of some of the world’s oldest Christian communities,” stated Rep. Dent following the vote.

Through this bipartisan action, the House of Representatives added its united voice to a growing international coalition that has recognized that the horrific atrocities of ISIS constitute genocide and must be stopped. The European Parliament, the International Association of Genocide Scholars, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, Pope Francis, and many others stand in solidarity in condemning the ISIS genocide in the strongest possible terms.

The Resolution passed by the House also commends the efforts of our allies in the region who have gone above and beyond in aiding the innocent men, women, and children fleeing the violence of ISIS. Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq have all distinguished themselves by sheltering and protecting these refugees until they can safely return to their homes.


Anonymous said...

Not to worry, Donald Trump as POTUS will nuke the entire middle east!

Anonymous said...

Trump will not use special weapons, or will he? With Obama they,the enemy, know he won't even raise his voice unless told to by his speech writers.

Anonymous said...

Nuke and pave. Rinse and repeat.

Joyce Moore said...

I find this concern for the Christians curious. Are they any more valuable than the Sunni's or the Shia, or the agnostics, or the atheists?

Who would value one faith over another?

Genocide is horrid, no matter who is victimized.

Anonymous said...

well, we can now all relax a little now, congress has made a statement, that a $1.89 may buy you a cup of coffee.

Anonymous said...

But Charlie, you voted for the very war that created ISIL.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"I find this concern for the Christians curious. Are they any more valuable than the Sunni's or the Shia, or the agnostics, or the atheists?"

Of course not, but the reality is that we live in a supposedly Christian community, and word of atrocities to Christians might help Americans understand more fully about ISIS and the way it treats Jews and ethnic minorities.

John said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

"John," If you want to be a bigot and spout off half truths and complete lies, do it somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Obama created ISIL.
World leaders whom cannot define their enemies are rewarded with terror .