IDC has partnered with CitizenGo to launch a petition demanding Congress to condemn the genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.
Every time the petition is signed, the offices of Majority Leader McCarthy, Minority Leader Pelosi, Majority Whip Scalise, Minority Whip Hoyer, Chairman Royce, and Ranking Member Engel will automatically be notified.
With just one click, send a mesage to these 6 leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to urge the swift passage of H. Con. Res. 75.
Dear Majority Leader McCarthy, Minority Leader Pelosi, Majority Whip Scalise, Minority Whip Hoyer, Chairman Royce, and Ranking Member Engel:
I am writing to ask you to facilitate the swift passage of H. Con. Res. 75 and join over 150 of your Congressional colleagues in condemning the genocide taking place today against Christians, Yazidis, and other at-risk minorities in Iraq and Syria.
Since the emergence of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria,” Christians and other minorities have been targeted for extermination and forced to flee their homelands.
The atrocities perpetrated against these vulnerable groups shock the conscience of civilized humanity. They have been systematically murdered as part of an intentional campaign to massacre civilians and inflict grievous bodily and psychological harm, including through sexual slavery and abuse. ISIS is committing genocide against religious groups that do not conform to ISIS’s totalitarian definition of “true Islam.”
As 51 scholars of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, the world’s largest organization of experts on genocide, have said in a letter this month to the U.S. Congress, “ISIS’s mass murders of Chaldean, Assyrian, Melkite Greek, and Coptic Christians, Yazidis, Shia Muslims, Sunni Kurds and other religious groups meet even the strictest definition of genocide.”
The United States government and the global community must universally acknowledge and work to end the genocide that is taking place against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. Without a swift and decisive response from the international community, the lives and ancient cultural heritage of these minorities is at very serious risk of being completely eradicated from the Middle East.
It is my belief that officially declaring and subsequently halting this genocide and its spread is a matter of vital moral and strategic importance for the United States, the international community, and the overall state of religious freedom around the world.
I humbly urge you to facilitate the swift passage of H. Con. Res. 75 to decry the genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.