Evidence for genocide

Answer

There is clear evidence that genocide is being perpetrated by Islamic State (ISIS) against minority communities including Iraqi and Syrian Christians, Yazidis, and other vulnerable groups. This genocide includes:

  • Assassinations of church leaders
  • Mass murders
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping for ransom
  • Sexual enslavement and systematic rape of girls and women
  • Forcible conversion to Islam
  • Destruction of churches, monasteries, cemeteries, and religious artefacts
  • Theft of lands and wealth from minority groups

ISIS has made its own public statements taking “credit” for mass murder of Christians and other minorities, and expressing its intent to eliminate Christian communities from the region.