Obama Refuses to Call ISIS Mass Slaughter of Christians a “Genocide”

ByPamela Geller on March 1, 2016
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While Obama whines and finger points about Clockmed and proselytizes for Islam from the pulpit of a terror-tied mosque in Baltimore, he refuses to recognize the extermination of Christians by Muslim supremacists. This is a pattern.  When large numbers of Christians were being oppressed, subjugated and slaughtered by Muslims in 2012, Obama’s State Department addressed the problem by removing the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights. That’s how he rolls (over non-Muslims).

Bear in mind, even the EU has recognized the mass slaughter of Christians at the hands of the barbaric Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) as genocide.

White House Says It Has Not ‘Reached’ Determination That ISIS Slaughter of Christians Is Genocide
By Susan Jones, CNS: | March 1, 2016 |

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Assyrians protest in solidarity with Christians abducted in Syria and Iraq, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Islamic State group, which has repeatedly targeted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq, abducted more than 220 Assyrians in northeastern Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

(CNSNews.com) – Asked on Monday if Islamic State terrorists are carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria’s Christians, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said the word genocide “involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached.”

He condemned the terrorists’ “willingness to target religious minorities, including Christians.”

Earnest noted that the Obama administration has long expressed its concerns over ISIS/ISIL’s “slaughter” of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.

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“You’ll recall, at the very beginning of the military campaign against ISIL, at the–some of the first actions that were ordered by President Obama, by the United States military were to protect Yazidi religious minorities that were essentially cornered on Mount Sinjar by ISIL fighters. We took those strikes to clear a path so that those religious minorities could be rescued.

“So we have long been concerned by the way that–that ISIL attempts to target religious minorities.

“We also know that they target Christians in the area, too. In that region of the world, Christians are a religious minority, and we certainly have been concerned–you know, that’s one of the many reasons that we’re concerned with ISIL and their tactics, which is that it’s an affront to our values as a country to see people attacked, singled out or slaughtered based on their religious beliefs.”

The reporter asked Earnest, “But you’re not prepared to use the word ‘genocide’ yet in this situation?”

“The — my understanding is the use of that word involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached. But we’ve been quite candid and direct, exactly, about how — how ISIL’s tactics are worthy of the kind of international, robust response that the international community is leading. And those tactics include a willingness to target religious minorities, including Christians.”

As CNSNews.com recently reported, Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress last week that he is having an “additional evaluation” done to help him determine whether the systematic murder of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East should be declared “genocide.”

“I will make a decision on it as soon as I have that additional evaluation, and we will proceed forward from there,” Kerry told a House Appropriations subcommittee on Feb. 24.

Kerry was responding to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R.-Neb.), who is the sponsor of a resolution that would declare on behalf of Congress that the slaughter of Christians is in fact genocide.

Hillary Clinton in December agreed that “genocide” describes the Islamic State’s treatment of Christians.

A New Hampshire voter asked her, “Will you join those leaders, faith leaders and secular leaders and political leaders from both the right and the left, in calling what is happening by its proper name — genocide?”

“I will, because we now have enough evidence,” Clinton replied.

Speaking in Bolivia last July, Pope Francis denounced the persecution of Christians: “In this third world war, waged piecemeal, which we are now experiencing, a form of genocide is taking place, and it must end,” he said.

In January, the United Nations released a report on the “armed conflict” in Iraq, stating that “the violence suffered by civilians in Iraq remains staggering.” The report noted that ISIS “continues to commit systematic and widespread violence and abuses of international human rights law and humanitarian law. These acts may, in some instances, amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possibly genocide.”

The same report said that ISIL continues to target members of different ethnic and religious commuities, “systematically persecuting these groups and subjecting them to a range of abuses and violations. These acts exemplify ISIL’s apparent policy of suppressing, permanently expelling, or destroying some communities. Women and children remain particularly vulnerable….”

And finally, the report noted that, “While the precise reasons for many of the targeted killings are unknown, information indicates that ISIL continues to target particular individuals and groups, such as those opposed or perceived to be opposed to it and its ideology.” The report then mentions cases where Islamic State terrorists blew up the homes of Christians.

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  • ro

    The muslim Obama is a traitor to America and to Christians world-wide.

    • Po Tato

      … and we are the one putting him inside the White House

    • Andy_Lewis

      And he’s not done with us yet. Lord give us strength, we’ll surely need it.

      • joe1429

        T minus 10 and counting!! Go Trump!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mr. Jones

      Guess I was right after all. Anyone who hates Obama is a retarded racist bigoted teabagger Klansman No wonder they are trying to bring Klansman Hitler Trump into the White House, you retarded racist bigoted teabagger Klansman really love his obviously plan to make America White again!

      Makes me sick to see Fake Christians/Real Racists like you delude the word of God to promote your racidt, bigoted black-hating agenda, just just Klansman Trump!

      Easier now than before Obama was elected and caused all those vermin to come out.

      You understand the difference between saying “ISIL MAY have committed genocide” and saying they HAVE committed genocide, right? Likewise for what the State department MAY rule.

      What’s the definition of genocide and where is the evidence? In your imagination

      Muslim Brotherhood are not good guys, but as far as i know they aren’t directly involved in any actual terrorist activity.

      I’m not an American, i’m an Israeli.

      we have Muslim Brotherhood in Israel , I don’t like them at all. they are ultra religious right winged very conservative Muslims.

      Groups like Isil, al- Qaeda, Hamas and Hizballah are actual terrorist organizations, wearing down the labale Terrorist to apply to any Islamic group as depraved as their views are, is actually a bad thing.

      their is no way American government is full of Muslim Brotherhood members.

      i’m sorry, but one thing is for certain, the Muslim Brotherhood hate Obama more then you do.

      That’s why you racists love Trump. He is a modern day Hitler. Loved and supported by ALL racists and bigots who falsely call themselves “Patriots” Republicans are traitors. It’s unconstitutional to make laws related to any religion. Read the constitution. It’s the first few lines of the bill of rights.

      All because he is Ni–er and you hate that!

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    The protected species of islam can never be at fault.

  • Mario Bailey

    It is clear to any one who is a critical thinker just what muslims will do to ANY ONE who does not share their ideology and will not convert…death. Even those in their own beliefs are not safe. If they may slightly disagree or stray, they will be killed. Here is proof… http://beforeitsnews.com/eu/2016/02/woman-dismembered-by-imam-for-wearing-a-bathing-suit-2599598.html

  • Mahou Shoujo

    What would be expected from a muslim, who is the imam of the white mosque and a chronic liar?

  • pdxnag

    Acknowledging that Muslims are Islamo-Fascists who follow only their good book of evil, where killing non-Muslims is good not bad, would mean that it is premature to allow any of them to enter the land of the free. We are not yet Islamified enough to join in the genocide joyously, at home and abroad.

  • Daryl Nuccio

    Obama and Earnest have as much trouble saying the word “Christians” as they do saying “Islamic terrorists”. I guess they have to assemble a group of experts to determine the exact meaning of the word genocide. Hell is going to be very crowded.

  • Mark Langford

    Isn’t this pretty much the DEFINITION of genocide?—->And finally, the report noted that, “While the precise reasons for many of the targeted killings are unknown, information indicates that ISIL continues to target particular individuals and groups, such as those opposed or perceived to be opposed to it and its ideology.” The report then mentions cases where Islamic State terrorists blew up the homes of Christians.

    • Mark Langford

      “”ISIS isn’t targeting Christians. They are targeting those that don’t follow Islam. That’s not genocide.”” I…just…can’t.

  • Trevor Fortune

    See it goes like this. It’s not genocide because genocide is the destruction of a race or ethnicity and Christian, being a religion, isn’t either. However, anyone even speaking out against islam, let alone putting bacon on a door handle, is a racist and is guilty of a hate crime. Now, see how simple it is? Four legs good, two legs better.

  • Nighthawk

    Any official acknowledgement of the Islam apartheid system and genocide of Christians would put to rest the official narrative (planetary blood libel) that Israel is an apartheid and genocidal state.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    • Mr. Jones

      Guess I was right after all. Anyone who hates Obama is a retarded racist bigoted teabagger Klansman No wonder they are trying to bring Klansman Hitler Trump into the White House, you retarded racist bigoted teabagger Klansman really love his obviously plan to make America White again!

      Makes me sick to see Fake Christians/Real Racists like you delude the word of God to promote your racidt, bigoted black-hating agenda, just just Klansman Trump!

      Easier now than before Obama was elected and caused all those vermin to come out.

      You understand the difference between saying “ISIL MAY have committed genocide” and saying they HAVE committed genocide, right? Likewise for what the State department MAY rule.

      What’s the definition of genocide and where is the evidence? In your imagination

      Muslim Brotherhood are not good guys, but as far as i know they aren’t directly involved in any actual terrorist activity.

      I’m not an American, i’m an Israeli.

      we have Muslim Brotherhood in Israel , I don’t like them at all. they are ultra religious right winged very conservative Muslims.

      but they are not the worst their is.

      Groups like Isil, al- Qaeda, Hamas and Hizballah are actual terrorist organizations, wearing down the labale Terrorist to apply to any Islamic group as depraved as their views are, is actually a bad thing.

      their is no way American government is full of Muslim Brotherhood members.

      i’m sorry, but one thing is for certain, the Muslim Brotherhood hate Obama more then you do.

      That’s why you racists love Trump. He is a modern day Hitler. Loved and supported by ALL racists and bigots who falsely call themselves “Patriots” Republicans are traitors. It’s unconstitutional to make laws related to any religion. Read the constitution. It’s the first few lines of the bill of rights.

      All because he is Ni–er and you hate that!

  • Voytek Gagalka

    Obama is exactly like his Turkish friend, Erdogan: Turkish government also never recognized slaughter of Armenians done by Ottomans in 1915 as genocide. So here is the question to them: at what “very specific legally determined” point they could change their “legal” mind? One million? Two? Maybe more?

  • jon wright

    Just like a good muzzie. Common folks smarten up. U r pres. Is a muzzie and a Marxist too.

    • joe1429

      Goiunt to cuba next month.. to give the commies more goodies… maybe our naval base at gitmo, if the congress dont wake up!!

    • Mr. Jones

      Makes me sick to see Fake Christians/Real Racists like you delude the word of God to promote your racidt, bigoted black-hating agenda, just just Klansman Trump!

      Easier now than before Obama was elected and caused all those vermin to come out.

      You understand the difference between saying “ISIL MAY have committed genocide” and saying they HAVE committed genocide, right? Likewise for what the State department MAY rule.

      What’s the definition of genocide and where is the evidence? In your imagination

      Muslim Brotherhood are not good guys, but as far as i know they aren’t directly involved in any actual terrorist activity.

      I’m not an American, i’m an Israeli.

      we have Muslim Brotherhood in Israel , I don’t like them at all. they are ultra religious right winged very conservative Muslims.

      but they are not the worst their is.

      Groups like Isil, al- Qaeda, Hamas and Hizballah are actual terrorist organizations, wearing down the labale Terrorist to apply to any Islamic group as depraved as their views are, is actually a bad thing.

      their is no way American government is full of Muslim Brotherhood members.

      i’m sorry, but one thing is for certain, the Muslim Brotherhood hate Obama more then you do.

      That’s why you racists love Trump. He is a modern day Hitler. Loved and supported by ALL racists and bigots who falsely call themselves “Patriots” Republicans are traitors. It’s unconstitutional to make laws related to any religion. Read the constitution. It’s the first few lines of the bill of rights.

      All because he is Ni–er and you hate that!!

  • Po Tato
  • Don Grantham

    Before we can even BEGIN to deal with the Muslims, these fools must go. It’s a house of cards… time to deal a new hand.

    • Don Grantham

      The dirty dealer…

  • conan_drum

    If Clinton is elected you will just get more of this kind of thing

  • Owen_Morgan

    Earnest is the latest in an execrable line: Gibbs, Carney, Earnest. Do you want Abedin, next?

  • Conchytonker

    Of course the actions of the extremist Muslims is not considered genocide by the Muslim sympathizer in the White House – there are still Christians living!

  • vercingetorix

    This picture of a christian man putting his hand on a dilapidated image of Christ and who obviously is in great despair or/and danger, is truly heartbreaking!

  • sony_dc

    Nothing will change until this president leaves office. Once we get a Republican in the office, then change will happen, and we can finally help the Christians of Iraq and Syria.

  • Dusty Koellhoffer
    • Mahou Shoujo

      a leading theologian in Iran reminded his audience that “Democracy, freedom, and human rights have no place in Islam.” Islam has no place in civilization.

  • Tonka

    The Christians are the only True refugees. They have kidnapped the term refugees to get sympathy for the Syrians, Iraquis, and others being settled in our communities. Do all you can in your county and states to stop the Muslim refugees from coming to your area! And vote this election for all anti-refugee candidates!

  • Ron Cole

    Le hussien the paperless aliased terrorist alien considers Christian murder as a mere part of it’s Global Change and depopulation V* year program.

    * V:
    muslim fascist terrorist five year plot

  • christian vidal

    ebolabama is just another muzz!

    • Mr. Jones

      Makes me sick to see Fake Christians/Real Racists like you delude the word of God to promote your racidt, bigoted black-hating agenda, just just Klansman Trump!
      You understand the difference between saying “ISIL MAY have committed genocide” and saying they HAVE committed genocide, right? Likewise for what the State department MAY rule.

      What’s the definition of genocide and where is the evidence? In your imagination

      Muslim Brotherhood are not good guys, but as far as i know they aren’t directly involved in any actual terrorist activity.

      I’m not an American, i’m an Israeli.

      we have Muslim Brotherhood in Israel , I don’t like them at all. they are ultra religious right winged very conservative Muslims.

      but they are not the worst their is.

      Groups like Isil, al- Qaeda, Hamas and Hizballah are actual terrorist organizations, wearing down the labale Terrorist to apply to any Islamic group as depraved as their views are, is actually a bad thing.

      their is no way American government is full of Muslim Brotherhood members.

      i’m sorry, but one thing is for certain, the Muslim Brotherhood hate Obama more then you do.

      That’s why you racists love Trump. He is a modern day Hitler. Loved and supported by ALL racists and bigots who falsely call themselves “Patriots” Republicans are traitors. It’s unconstitutional to make laws related to any religion. Read the constitution. It’s the first few lines of the bill of rights.

      All because he is Ni–er and you hate that!

      • christian vidal

        you’re not an israeli you’re a dhimmi.

  • Doctor Who?

    But if someone calls a Muslim a name, Obama never stops howling about it.

  • joe1429

    According to Odousche, just because isis is raping all their women, selling into slavery, and beheading all the christian men, why should this be called Genocide??

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    Shillariah agreed that “genocide” described what the muslums are doing in the Islamic State.
    C-l-i-n-t-0-0-n will agree w/anything and everything until it becomes convenient not to.

  • aebe

    ‘Genocide’ has been overused by the bad guys , try ethnic cleansing . No matter the name it is still evil .
    ^^^ Progressives , having denied themselves access to the Creator , no longer have any means to measure the rightness the of their actions . They believe their refusal of reality absolves them of any responsibility . Ook

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights . Carry

  • firefox

    Holy friggin’ hell!! The level of utter stupidity, double-talk, and the denial of the truth is mind-boggling!

    WhiteHouse says: “[ISIL’s] tactics include a willingness to target religious minorities.”
    TRUTH: It’s not a willingness. ISIS is simply following Islam’s command is to terrorize, subjugate, and/or kill all non-Muslims; and they are snubbing their noses at the world as they are doing just that.

    John Kerry says: “…(he) is having an additional evaluation done to determine whether the systematic murder of Christians and other minorities…should be declared genocide”.
    TRUTH: John Kerry is too afraid of Obama to declare openly that all the molly-coddling isn’t working and Islam is actually at war with the free world and are daily carrying out Mohammed’s command to terrorize, subjugate, and/or kill all non-Muslims and are using alot of the gifted USA war equipment to accomplish that end. And it’s not genocide if they are fulfilling Allah’s command to “count them and kill them to the very last one.”

    And finally the UN’s astute observations and ponderings:
    “ISIS continues to commit systematic…violence and abuses of international rights laws and humanitarian law.”
    “…continues to target members of different ethnic and religious communities…”
    “While the precise reason for many of the targeted killings are unkown, information indicates that ISIL continues to target particular individuals and groups, such as those opposed or perceived to be opposed to it and its ideology.”
    TRUTH: There are no Islams. There is only one Islam. All of Islam’s jihad groups don’t give crap about human rights or international law or other cultures or other religions as they fight to establish Sharia Law throughout the world; and they verbalize it constantly. The precise reason is not unknown; it is clearly written in the Koran. All this is happening because of Mohammed’s Islam and Mohammed’s dictates to establish a world caliphate under Sharia law. And any or all who are offended by, or object to the actions of its expansionist, supremacist, facist, racist, mysogenistic, sexually deviant, boy and girl child raping, child marrying, horrendously evil, and intellectually stunted in the 7th century culture/ideology/legal system/religon, and refuse to unquestioningly accept the false god Allah, or submit to a humiliated second class subjugation with fees, and live and follow the barabaric Sharia Law within the Islamic caliphate and its Muslim society, will then die as Mohammed dictated in the writings of Islam.

    I see the bottom line as this: the world does not hate Islam or Muslims. Islam hates the world and its 7th century writings say that Islam will not be satisfied until the entire world is under Sharia Law as a world Islamic caliphate. That’s not going to work; and daily that reality shows itself. The only hope for this world is for Islam to bring itself forward into the 21st century. That’s a big order because every sensible, free-thinking, reform-inclined Muslim is being killed off. The most profound statement I’ve heard recently concerning Islam came from an Imam, who said that Islam would have died off long ago if it hadn’t implimented the law commanding death for apostates. Mohammed’s believe it or else. That’s Obama’s ‘religon of peace’!?