Genocide: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
Is ISIS guilty?
Recently, The Knights of Columbus and a group called “In Defense of Christians” conducted and released an extensive report containing evidence that the atrocities committed by ISIS in the Middle East may rightly be defined as genocide.
Iraq was once home to over 2 million Christians. Today, less than 300,000 remain, and most of those are in fear of their lives. Victims of killing, kidnapping, forced conversion, and flight from their homeland have decimated the Christian population.
According to FoxNews:
The report lists 1,131 [specific] Iraqi Christians killed between 2003 and June 9, 2014, including where they were killed and when. It also incorporates 24 pages of witness statements collected between February and March of this year, and nearly 200 documented attacks — including destruction of property, sexual assaults, enslavement, torture, imprisonment and killing — in Iraq, Syria and North Africa. Also included is a documenting of attacks on 125 Iraqi churches from 2003 to 2014.
It is very difficult to deny that genocide is taking place. But whether we agree or not, God is not pleased.
But there are those who deny. The Obama administration has refused to call it what it is: genocide. However, the silver lining in the cloud is that the House of Representatives actually fully and completely agreed on something! Yesterday they voted an astounding 383-0 in favor of a resolution declaring that ISIS is indeed committing genocide. It will go to the Senate for a vote soon.
This was done to force the hand of President Obama to name it what it is. Congress has mandated March 17 as the deadline for Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House to make a decision on whether to make such a declaration.
Friends, we have a president who is blind to the evil that lurks in our world. Likewise, only three of the active presidential candidates (Cruz and Rubio on the Republican side, and Clinton on the Democratic side) have publicly declared ISIS to be guilty of genocide! The others see eye-to-eye with a blind president! (Pun totally intended!)
Americans….Christians….we are in the midst of perhaps the most crucial election in the history of the United States! Above all: PRAY! Secondly, if you have not voted yet, be alert! And vote according to the values given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief!
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!