Citing Atrocities, John Kerry Calls ISIS Actions Genocide

Secretary of State John Kerry declared on Thursday that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims who have fallen under its control in Syria and Iraq.   The militants, who have also targeted Kurds and other Sunni Muslims, have tried to slaughter whole communities, enslaved captive women and girls for […]

Six Reasons Why ISIS Attacks on Christians Should…

his evening, the US House of Representatives voted unanimously that groups such as ISIS are committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.   By Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry must tell Congress (thanks to a separate measure) whether the State Department agrees or not.   CT asked international religious freedom […]

Biden mediating ‘high-stakes game of Chicken’ between Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu

This week, The Veep himself, US Vice President Joe Biden, was in Israel as part of a regional trip that includes meetings in the UAE, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories. Against the backdrop of the shaky personal relationship between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama, Biden sought to make headway on a […]

United States delivers Black Hawks to Jordan

The United States delivered eight Black Hawk helicopters to Jordan on Thursday to help its regional ally defend itself against the threat of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists, Jordanian and U.S. officials said, according to Reuters.They said another eight Black Hawks would begin arriving next year under a military aid deal worth about $200 million.The helicopters […]

House Panel Passes Resolution Declaring ISIS Targeting of Christians, Other Minorities ‘Genocide’

(CNSNews.com) – The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bipartisan resolution Wednesday declaring that atrocities perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) “against Christians, Yezidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.”   The passage by unanimous consent of the resolution […]

White House Says It Has Not ‘Reached’ Determination That ISIS Slaughter of Christians Is Genocide

Asked on Monday if Islamic State terrorists are carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria’s Christians, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said the word genocide “involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached.”   He condemned the terrorists’ “willingness to target religious minorities, including Christians.”   Earnest noted […]

Pentagon expands cyberattacks against ISIS

The Pentagon is expanding its cyberattacks against the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s computer networks, senior defense officials said Monday as they claimed to have seized the momentum in the 18-month-old fight against the jihadists.   Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the U.S. military’s top officer, General Joe Dunford, told reporters the United States was determined […]

‘ISIS planting bombs inside copies of Koran’

The Islamic State has starting planting bombs inside copies of the Koran to continue carrying out terrorist attacks despite losing ground in Iraq and Syria reported, Iranian state media outlet Press TV on Wednesday.   In a press conference at the Foreign Office in London, US Army Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for the coalition […]

U.S. Scrambles to Contain Growing ISIS Threat in Libya

THIES, Senegal — The Islamic State’s branch in Libya is deepening its reach across a wide area of Africa, attracting new recruits from countries like Senegal that had been largely immune to the jihadist propaganda — and forcing the African authorities and their Western allies to increase efforts to combat the fast-moving threat.   The […]

Report: Russia Killed More Civilians in Syria in January Than Either Assad Regime or ISIS

As Russia again dismisses accusations that its air force is bombing hospitals in Syria, a new report by an independent human rights group said Russia’s supposed anti-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria air campaign was responsible for more civilian deaths last month than either the Assad regime or ISIS.   Of 1,382 civilians killed during […]