United States Declares that ISIS Actions are a Genocide
Today, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States formally recognizes as genocide the treatment of Christians, Shia Muslims, and Yazidis by Daesh (ISIS) in the Middle East.
Months ago, the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission sent a letter bearing the signatures of several prominent Texans to President Obama. This letter calls on the American government to “take meaningful steps to help bring an end to the cruel and illegal targeting” of those ethnic and religious groups.
The THGC remains committed to giving voice to Texans’ concerns in ending this genocide, and will be working to provide curriculum support for the subject to Texas educators.