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Monday, March 14, 2016

New Report Details Genocide Committed by Islamic State Against Christians

Document calls on the US State Department to recognise the genocide
Iraqi Christian refugees attend an outdoor prayer service to mark a year since their displacement in Fuheis, Jordan (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Christians in Libya, Iraq and Syria are victims of a genocide carried out by the Islamic State, according to a report issued by the Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians.

The 278-page document was released in Washington, a week before a congressionally mandated deadline for the Department of State to announce if genocide was being committed against religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East and North Africa by the Islamic State.

It argues that the case for genocide exists and called on Secretary of State John Kerry to make such a declaration and to include Christians in it.

Read more at The Catholic Herald >>

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