Obama Should Call ISIS’ Actions Against Christians ‘Genocide’

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Travis Weber @tsurenweber / 

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution referring to the Islamic State (ISIS)’s killing of religious minorities under its control as “genocide” in the Middle East.

Now, it is the United States’ turn to act.

In its resolution, the parliament recognized that “religious and ethnic minorities, such as Christian (Chaldean/Syriac/Assyrian, Melkite, and Armenian), Yazidi, Turkmens, Shabak, Kakai, Sabae-Mandean, Kurdish and Shia communities, as well as many Arabs and Sunni Muslims, have been targeted by the so-called ‘ISIS/Daesh,’” and that “genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes are of concern to all European Union member states, which are determined to cooperate with a view to preventing such crimes and putting an end to the impunity of their perpetrators.”

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