US/World News

Clinton: ISIS persecution of Mideast Christians, Yazidis is ‘genocide’

(JNS.org) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said last week that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities in the Middle East. “I am now sure we have enough evidence, what is happening is genocide deliberately aimed at destroying lives and wiping out the existence of Christians and other religious minorities,” Clinton said in response to a question posed by a voter at a town meeting in Berlin, N.H. asking Clinton if she was willing to join other leaders in designating the Islamic State’s persecution against religious minorities as genocide. The Obama administration has yet to decide if it will officially designate Islamic State violence as genocide. Meanwhile, terrorists are still holding hostage over 3,000 Yazidis, confirmed a Yazidi activist who escaped from the Islamic State last year after being used as a sex slave.

SHARE
RELATED POSTS
Natan Fund announces Jewish Book Council’s 2018 Natan Book Award Winner
Hundreds protest in PA following ‘honor killing’
Hagel and Israel: Looking back, looking ahead

Leave Your Reply