From Truth and Action
The House voted Monday to pass a resolution, with 383-0 giving their ayes, that ISIS is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East
It does seem sadly ironic that after decades of murders at the hands of ISIS, which has existed under other names since the early 1990s, that a House resolution is just now passed.
This vote came ahead of a deadline set by Congress that told the Obama administration that they must determine if the actions of the Islamic State was in fact genocide.
Josh Earnest said that, “This is something the State Department is continuing to look at but certainly has not in anyway delayed the administration from (sic) taking aggressive action to protect religious minorities….” Read the rest of his statement on the next page. A continued look into the atrocities is not what those who are losing their heads for the sake of Christ need.
Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan (R-Wisc), made a statement after the unanimous vote by the House declaring ISIS atrocities against Christians as genocide, declaring:
“What is happening in Iraq and Syria is a deliberate, systematic targeting of religious and ethnic minorities. Today, the House unanimously voted to call ISIS’s atrocities what they are: a genocide. We also will continue to offer our prayers for the persecuted.”“What is happening in Iraq and Syria is a deliberate, systematic targeting of religious and ethnic minorities.”
Last week, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told The Blaze that President Barack Obama has aggressively defended Christians and that won’t change regardless of if the State Department calls the targeting genocide.
“This is something the State Department is continuing to look at but certainly has not in anyway delayed the administration taking aggressive action to protect religious minorities that are being targeted by ISIL, including Christians that we know are being targeted by ISIL in that region of the world,” Earnest said.
Is it unreasonable to point out that the Obama administration does not take a stand for Christians in this country, so to get them to condemn and take a stand for Christians elsewhere just may not happen? The conflict is real inside Obama, his Muslim roots play havoc with the Christian traditions that America was founded upon. To take a stand for Christianity, against albeit a radicalized form of Islam, must create a moral struggle within the man.
Unfortunately, this resolution, though late as it is and as important as it is, still will not stop the blood shed. Ink and paper cannot stop a radical, hate-filled ideology, that desires death to America and Israel.