John Kerry Determines ISIS Has Committed Genocide Against Christians
The Secretary of State has determined that the Islamic State, ISIS, has been committing genocide against Christians... albeit past the deadline the previously told lawmakers they'd answer the question by. Lawmakers, in fact, were not enthused by the delay, as it really just allowed ISIS more time to kill whole groups of people.
The delay was sharply criticized by lawmakers and others who have advocated for the determination.
The finding will not obligate the United States to take additional action against IS militants, according to the officials. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly preview Kerry's decision.
The officials say Kerry would specifically mention Christians, Yazidis and two Shiite groups as victims of genocide.