Genocide Declaration Must Now be Backed up with Actions says Family Research Council

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today, Secretary of State John Kerry declared ISIS’ atrocities against Christians and other religious minorities as genocide.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins commented:

“The House of Representatives, and now the Obama administration, join most of the Western world, including the European Parliament, in condemning ISIS’ atrocities against Christians and others as genocide. Now after growing pressure, the Administration has rightly decided to call these atrocities what they are and has formally designated this to constitute genocide.

“Now words need to be backed up with actions so that the international community not only speaks with one voice but works to isolate ISIS and those facilitating their reign of terror. 

“Additionally, we call upon Christians to support those non-governmental organizations that are working to provide sanctuary and relief to our brothers and sisters in Christ as well as other religious minorities,” concluded Perkins.