Christian Today – Coptic bishop welcomes US announcement that ISIS committed genocide

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Bishop Angaelos has welcomed the US’ declaration that ISIS has committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims.

For only the second time in history, the US administration today declared an ongoing conflict to be genocide. The term is understood to signal the gravest possible crime against humanity.

Bishop Angaelos

“In my judgment Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups … under its control, including Yazidis, Christians and Shia (Shi’ite) Muslims,” said US secretary of state John Kerry, using an Arabic derogatory term for ISIS.