By Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian Post.
“Mass murder, crucifixions, beheadings, enslavement, rape, destruction of churches, theft of lands and wealth, and forcible conversion to Islam — all are horrors that Christians in the Middle East are experiencing,” Graham said in a Facebook statement on Tuesday.
“I join leaders who are urging Secretary of State John Kerry to include Christians in the State Department’s classification of genocide in the Middle East,” he added, noting that President Barack Obama has indicated that he recognizes the persecution of Yazidis at the hands of IS as a genocide, but not Christians.
“ISIS doesn’t want to co-exist with Christians — it wants to eliminate them,” Graham added. “This is genocide against Christians, and their lives do matter.”
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