• ISIS has been specifically and intentionally targeting Christians and other minorities for extermination for the past five years.
  • The definition of genocide is clear: it is the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial or cultural group.
  • Genocide is exactly what ISIS is doing. ISIS is trying to destroy all those that do not conform to its way of life.
  • ISIS has already forced hundreds of thousands of Christians to leave their ancestral homes. For the first time since the time of Christ, there are almost no Christians left in some of these areas.
  • Some of those who could not get out before ISIS came in have been tortured, crucified, and executed.
  • ISIS has also targeted the Yezidi community of Iraq. It slaughtered almost all the men of one community on Mount Sinjar and sold the women and girls to satisfy the sick desires of their deranged fighters.
  • ISIS is proud of these horrible atrocities. ISIS fighters post videos and pictures online of their barbaric beheadings of Christians and others who refuse to bow to their ideology.
  • Why the hate, kidnapping, and murder? Because Christians and other ancient minority communities will not renounce their faith.
  • The world, including the United States, needs to be clear about what ISIS is doing. We must denounce murder because of someone’s religious belief.
  • I am a cosponsor of H.Con.Res. 75 and support its passage.
  • Justice demands ISIS be held accountable and justice is what must be done.
  • And that’s just the way it is.