Published On: Wed, Nov 18th, 2015

Christians excluded from US report on IS genocide, didn’t make the ‘high bar’ of standards

Christians are reportedly to be excluded from an official U.S. government report on ISIS genocide which will include the persecuted Yazidi minority in its declaration, but will not include the Christian minority.
Although reports have been surfacing for months of severe Christian persecution by ISIS militants, including beheadings, rape, and crucifixion, but the government report claims that, although Christians have been driven from their homes, only the violence against Yazidis has made “the high bar” of genocide standards.
The National Review reports that this assertion is a direct affront to reports of Christian persecution that have been making their way to Western news outlets for months.
Johnnie Moore states, “This is no imaginary persecution; in Syria alone there have been reports of kidnappings, Christian communities intentionally displaced by militants and, worst of all, shootings and beheadings of Christians who refused to convert to Islam.”
photo/Islamic State flag

photo/Islamic State flag

“Sadly, few Christians in the West have any idea this is going on, and I was once just like them,” Moore confesses in his Fox News article after detailing the long history in the Middle East. “I wept as I heard their stories, and I wondered why Christians around the world weren’t incensed by it all.  “

Many in the Middle East have called on the West to step in and prevent the total eradication of Christianity in the region where it began thousands of years ago.
Jean-Clement Jeanbart, the Greek Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, has warned that Christianity could be completely wiped out of the region by 2020 if the West does not intervene.

“If nothing is done, it is not impossible that all the Christians in Syria may be wiped out…If ISIS comes back we may be in danger of losing everything,” Jeanbart says.

“There is a fundamental threat to Christianity from ISIS. They have killed plenty of us. There is an existential crisis.”

ISIS atrocities against Christians became public in June 2014 when the jihadists stamped Christian homes in Mosul with the red letter N for “Nazarene” and began enforcing its “convert or die” policy.

Three Christian females sold in ISIS slave markets were profiled in a New York Times Magazine report last summer. ISIS rules allow Christian sabaya, that is, their sexual enslavement. Its magazine Dabiq explicitly approved the enslavement of Christian girls in Nigeria, and the jihadist group posted prices for Christian, as well as Yazidi, female slaves in Raqqa.

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