In an interview with CNN, Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo said:
A Christian Holocaust is in our midst. We are actually calling this a Christian genocide… Day by day, it is getting worse and worse. More children are being beheaded. Mothers are being raped and killed. Fathers are being hung. Right now, 300,000 Christians are fleeing Iraq and living in neighboring cities.
They are absolutely killing every Christian they see. This is absolutely a genocide in every sense of the word. They want everyone to convert, and they want sharia law to be the law of the land.
ISIS is also burying people alive.
Human Rights Office in Iraq reveals that ISIS have been burying hundreds of children and young people alive in Mosul. pic.twitter.com/RJxftWAcPe
— Mustafa Ali Masood (@MustafaNajafi) August 8, 2014
President Barack Obama has not shied away from using the word “genocide.” In fact, he stated in his weekly address:
The terrorists that have taken over parts of Iraq have been especially brutal to religious minorities—rounding up families, executing men, enslaving women, and threatening the systematic destruction of an entire religious community, which would be genocide.
What, if anything, should be done to stop ISIS from committing genocide?