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Since it’s emergence in roughly 2012, The radical Islamic group once known as “ISIS” has only been established under the Obama Administration. And if it weren’t for Russian intervention in Syria, they would be established there also.
ISIS has since re-branded itself as IS or the “Islamic State” — And it is now the Legitimate government in Iraq, having access to vast amounts of money, weapons, and resources.
Unfortunately, the ramifications for Christians living in the area are dire. Christians and other Religious minorities in Iraq (and parts of Syria) are being put to death at an alarming rate by the Islamic State.
Yet despite the calls in America to label this event as a Christian holocaust, the Obama Administration is still refusing to label the death of over 15,000 people as “Genocide”.
As reported by CP:
“As hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities have been forced out of their homes in Iraq and Syria or have been slaughtered for their faith during IS’ rise to power, human rights and religious freedom advocates have been calling on the Obama administration for several months to label the situation as a “genocide” — arguing that the terminology has an impact in the manner on how urgently the global community responds to end the crisis.”
“IS has become notorious for its brutal executions, kidnappings and selling of religious minority girls to jihadis through sex slave markets. According to a recent report by the United Nations, over 18,800 people have been killed in Iraq since 2014, while over 3,500 women and children remain captured as slaves.”
Needless to say, The Whitehouse came under fire for this position considering that the vast majority of Americans (on both sides of the fence) agree that ISIS is a threat that we must deal with accordingly.
So as the first line of Defense, White-house Press secretary Josh Earnest was the first to defend the President’s logic for not labeling the mass execution of Christians as Genocide.
“There are lawyers considering whether or not that term can be properly applied in this scenario,”
“What is clear and what is undeniable and what the president has now said twice in the last 24 hours is that we know that there are religious minorities in Iraq and in Syria, including Christians, that are being targeted by ISIL terrorists because of their religion and that attack on religious minorities is an attack on all people of faith and it is important for all of us to stand up and speak out about it.”
As usual, we always get a flowery speech form the White-house whenever something like this goes down. Either the President comes out, or his spokesman (mostly) — but no matter who it is, we can always observe the same pattern of behavior.
Notice that there are never any “Actions” to accommodate the talk.
The President often talks about how bad ISIS is and how they need to be stopped. He often talks about their warped view of Reality, and how they are “misconstruing” the Qur’an and the Islamic Faith.
However all we ever get are a few lines of reassurance, encouragement, and some far-future promise that delays “Right Now” action. (We will eventually do this, over the course of time this and that will happen, etc)
The truth of the matter is that since 2012, The President has told us year after year that we will “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS. Yet here we are in 2016, and ISIS is alive and stronger than ever. They even have their own Country Now (Iraq).
Nevertheless the President continues to assure Americans that his “Strategies” are working…
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