The US Is Now Calling ISIS Atrocities 'Genocide'
For the first time, the U.S. secretary of state described the slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities at the hands of ISIS as genocide.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | March 17, 2016
"In my judgment, Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control including Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims," Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Using the administration's preferred name for ISIS, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for the first time acknowledged the group is committing not only terrorism, but genocide.
This is a big deal because it's only the second time a U.S. administration has determined genocide was happening during an ongoing conflict.