March 11, 2016

Historic Report Gives Irrefutable Evidence of ISIS Committing Genocide Against Christians

Icon of the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs
Icon of the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs
who have been officially recognized as Saints by the Coptic Church.

Earlier today, In Defense of Christians and the Knights of Columbus presented their report on the persecution of Christians by ISIS in the Middle East. The historic findings are irrefutable evidence of genocide against Christians by militant Islamic extremists. The press release accompanying the report reads in part:
Washington, D.C.--In Defense of Christians (IDC) and the Knights of Columbus released an extensive report this morning chronicling the genocide of Christians in territories controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS) and its affiliates.
The nearly 300-page report, "Genocide against Christians in the Middle East", resulted from a State Department request for specific evidence related to crimes committed against Christians by ISIS. Submitted to Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday, the report was compiled from evidence of a recent fact finding mission to Iraq, which documented the murder, injury, enslavement and displacement that Christians have suffered at the hands of ISIS.
In late February, Secretary of State John Kerry said he is seeking more evidence against the Islamic State to label their crimes genocide. The European Union designated the mass slaughter as genocide last month. In July, 2015, Pope Francis said this: "Today we are dismayed to see how in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus,” he insisted. “In this third world war, waged piecemeal, which we are now experiencing, a form of genocide is taking place, and it must end."

The IDC and Knights of Columbus report urges the State Department to declare ISIS atrocities against Christians genocide. May reason prevail. [Sign the petition urging Secretary of State John Kerry not to exclude Christians from a declaration of genocide at the hands of ISIS.]

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Our persecuted brothers and sisters in faith face intimidation, torture and death for being disciples of Christ. We must assist them any way we can, even if only in prayer. Our prayers are always efficacious no matter how desperate the situation or the fact that God does not always grant our petitions. To help, visit ChristiansAtRisk.org and Nasarean.org.

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