Monday, March 14, 2016

House Calls for Obama to Label IS Acts Genocide; Passes Proviso 390-0 Ahead of March 17 Deadline

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution today (March 14, 2016) that calls on the United States to characterize IS (Islamic State) atrocities against Christians, Yazidis, and other groups as genocide, according to the Washington Examiner website.

The bipartisan resolution passed 393-0 tonight ahead of a congressionally-mandated March 17 deadline for the administration to make a decision on whether to call the terror group's action as genocide.

"The U.S. government should not turn a blind eye on the religious atrocities committed by ISIS," Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., co-author of the bill, said on the House floor today.

He added, "The Yazidis and Assyrian Christians face this genocide together... it cannot go unheeded."

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