“Hillary Clinton has said it. Marco Rubio, too. The European parliament, the U.S. Catholic bishops and Pope Francis have also uttered the important word to describe the Islamic State’s systematic elimination of Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East.
It’s called genocide.
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, the Iraqi and Kurdish governments, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called what is happening by its correct name.
But not so the Obama Administration. The president and his representatives refuse to embrace the word and the attendant responsibilities that come with recognizing the campaign of terror in the Middle East.
So it was left to the House of Representatives to speak out on behalf of the United States.”
Read the full article in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/03/14/genocide-christians-middle-east-islamic-state-isil-daesh-obama-column/81769056/