According to ACLJ, “The actions of ISIS against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria clearly embody the definition of genocide as enshrined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,” adding that,
“The ISIS campaign to destroy these religious minorities and decimate their homelands and cultures undoubtedly meets the definition of genocide, and as long as the UN does not recognize it as such, these vulnerable groups remain unprotected and in peril.”
“We got the report of a Christian Syrian woman who saw Christians being killed and tortured, and children being beheaded in front of their parents,” explaining that, “250 children were put in the dough mixer, they were kneaded. The oldest one of them was four-years-old.”
“ISIS tortured a boy while demanding his father and two others renounce Christianity, before executing all four by crucifixion. Eight Christian women were publically raped and beheaded. There are “mass graves of Christians,” the report added.
The victims of ISIS’s genocide deserve the recognition and protection of the international community.