In Defense of Christians (IDC) and the Knights of Columbus released an extensive report yesterday, chronicling the genocide of Christians in territories controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its affiliates, the Independent Catholic News website reports today (March 11, 2016).
The nearly 300-page report -- titled "Genocide against Christians in the Middle East" -- resulted from a State Department request for specific evidence related to crimes committed against Christians by ISIS.
Submitted to Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday, the report was compiled from evidence of a recent fact-finding mission to Iraq, which documented the murder, injury, enslavement, and displacement that Christians have suffered at the hands of ISIS.
IDC's President Toufic Baaklini said yesterday, "A genocide designation by the United States cannot wait any longer... It is time for the United States to join the rest of the world by naming the [ISIS atrocities against Christians] genocide and by taking action against it as required by law."