The systematic killing of Christians by ISIS is genocide. Genocide is defined as “the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.” Clearly this fits the definition. It doesn’t take much to see that.
According to a study released last year by the charity Aid to the Church in Need, Christians will be extinct in Iraq and Syria within five years. Today, there are fewer than 250,000 in the region, a fraction of the previous population of 1.5 million. This is genocide and it’s far past time the Obama administration and the State Department properly classify it as such.
So why is the Obama administration taking so long to act? Hard to know but they have said they will make a decision soon. Let’s hope they come to their senses, call it what it is and most important, do something about it.
It’s far past time for the Obama administration to call the actions of ISIS against Christians genocide in order to stop it before it’s too late.