Obama has had very good “spokesliars” to speak on his behalf. His latest, Josh Earnest, is no different than Jay Carney. And the latest lie is the spin of non-genocide occurring throughout the Middle East.
The Obama administration says Islamic State’s persecution of Christian minorities in Iraq and Syria is not genocide. Discerning whether or not “genocide” is an accurate term “has not been reached,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a press briefing.
Asked whether Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is practicing genocide in its extermination of Christians in Syria and Iraq, Earnest said: “My understanding is the use of that word involves a very specific legal determination that has at this point not been reached.
“We have long expressed our concerns with the tendency of – well, not a tendency – a tactic employed by ISIL to slaughter religious minorities in Iraq and in Syria,” he added.
“But we have been quite candid and direct exactly about how ISIL’s tactics are worthy of the kind of international, robust response that the international community is leading. And those tactics include a willingness to target religious minorities, including Christians.
The fact that Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah will not name Islamic jihad and genocide of Christians evidences which side he is on and who he really is: one who advocates the totalitarian regime of Islam.
Remember when during the Arab Spring, Obama told Christians to be silent and not ridicule or criticize the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? Perhaps his admonition then was because he and his brother are members of this designated terror group.
But genocide is exactly what is happening throughout the Middle East, especially in Iraq.
In 1948 the United Nations Convention of the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Geneocide stated that genocide is “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group,” including by means of “killing members of the group.”
In 2015, the UN’s Committee on Human Rightsreported:
“The acts of violence [by IS in Iraq and Syria] perpetrated against civilians because of their affiliation or perceived affiliation to an ethnic or religious group … may constitute genocide.”
In a resolution that was adopted by the European Parliament in April of 2015, the group acknowledged:
“Christians are the most persecuted religious group; whereas extremism and persecution of this nature is emerging as a significant factor in the growing phenomenon of mass migration; whereas according to data the number of Christians killed every year is more than 150,000.”
It appears that people all around the world, including the anti-American, anti-Christian United Nations, recognize that Islamists are committing widespread genocide throughout the Middle East. Only Barack Obama and his cohorts will not attribute these despicable acts of violence to Islam.
Nor are they willing to acknowledge and name the annihilation of Christians throughout the Middle East for what it is: genocide.