Bipartisan Effort to Recognize Christian Genocide in the Middle East

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to recognize Christian genocide for what it really is.

Loretta Brown writes for CNS News: “Bipartisan Resolution Introduced: Persecution of Mideast Christians is ‘Genocide’

Persecution of Christians in the Middle East constitutes genocide, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said Thursday, “because the oldest of the Christian communities are really being wiped out.”

Eshoo introduced legislation this week along with Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebr.), calling for the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) and others be labeled “genocide.” The two lawmakers are co-chairs of the Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus.

“The legislation that has been introduced is legislation that calls what is happening in the Middle East a genocide,” Eshoo said in an address to the In Defense of Christians convention on Capitol Hill.

“A genocide, because the oldest of the Christian communities are really being wiped out and there are so many other religious people of religious backgrounds that are going with them too,” she added.

“I think that unless we call this and name this what it is, that we will be judged poorly and so it’s with sadness that I say that we have legislation to call this a genocide,” Eshoo said.

Eshoo is obviously correct. Hopefully Congress will pass this law without resistance. But will it do anything to alter the behavior of the White House?

I highly doubt it.

I suspect Barack Obama will continue to refuse to help Christian refugees. He will not permit Chaldean Christians to leave their virtual jail to join with their brothers and sisters here in the United States.

Obama’s record here, speaks for itself.

Eshoo sponsored legislation that became law in August 2014, requiring the president to appoint a special envoy to promote religious freedom of religious minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.

Despite repeated calls from Congress and religious groups for the post to be filled quickly, Obama has yet to appoint the envoy.

Barack Obama has admitted lying about his health insurance scheme and about same-sex “marriage.” I’d like him to admit he is lying when he claims to be a Christian. He obviously doesn’t fear God nor care about God’s people.