Skip to comments.393 to 0: U.S. House Unanimously Declares ISIL Is Committing Genocide Against Christians
Posted on 03/14/2016 6:11:47 PM PDT by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 393 to 0 tonight in favor of a resolution declaring that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is committing genocide against Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East.
The vote on the resolution, which was sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R.-Neb.) and co-sponsored 203 other members, brought together as broad a coalition as possible in the House. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (the chairman of the Democratic National Committee) joined with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas) in voting for it.
In total, there were 229 Republican votes for it and 164 Democratic votes for it.
The House resolution declared that "the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against Christians, Yezidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide."
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God bless them...it is about time!
Don’t worry, the Senate will save the day! /S
What took them that long to figure this out? Their dear leader in the White House didn’t tell them the truth????
It will be interesting to see the State Department’s reaction. If any...
Great! Another toothless vote.
Well done! I don’t often get to say that about anything Congress does, especially when Democrats are involved. So I take the opportunity on the rare occasions it is possible.
It does establish a documented consensus that can come in handy down the road.
What, was mullah Keith Ellison on a haj and unavailable to vote against it?
Was it a vote in support of this at the behest of the Saudi’s - along with Hillary , McCain ,Rubio ,Cruz, Grahamnesty, and the rest of the GOPe cheering it on ?
Is obama a quisling? Just wondering.
Anyways, didn’t he make a definitive indeterminate decision on this recently?
It sure took them a looooooooooooooong time to reach that obvious conclusion. Some must have been dragged kicking and screaming to actually admit the truth.
Now what’s ISIS’s leader in the White Mosque going to do?
Obama has open doors for Muslims, but slams the door shut when it comes to Christians. Why hasn’t this become a major campaign issue?
I’m very happy to see this House vote.
The house represents the passions of the people and the Senate represents the prudence of the people.
“is committing genocide against Christians”
“is committing genocide against Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities”
“the atrocities perpetrated by ISIL against Christians, Yezidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.”
“to declare on behalf of the administration that ISIL is committing genocide against Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities.”
“he had ordered an additional evaluation to aide him in deciding whether ISIL was committing genocide.”
When will they call it what is really is:
A Christian Holocaust.
Has a Christian Holocaust begun? When will West wake up to ISIS threat
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