Jenny Beth Martin: ‘Record of atrocities committed by those waging jihad in the name of the Islamic State is long’
Tea Party Patriots CEO Jenny Beth Martin ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry’s admission ISIS is committing genocide against Christians in the Middle East joined the chorus of congressmen and citizens urging the Obama administration to condemn ISIS and its barbarism toward religious minorities.
Read Jenny Beth’s letter on the issue:
Dear Member of Congress:
On behalf of Tea Party Patriots and its more than 1.4 million members and supporters, I write today to urge you to support H. Con. Res. 75, to express the sense of the Congress that the Islamic State is declared to be committing war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.
We do not take this action lightly. But the record of atrocities committed by those waging jihad in the name of the Islamic State is long and gruesome, and clearly both meets and surpasses the qualifications for the term “genocide” under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted by the United Nations General Assembly as Resolution 260 in 1948.
We are troubled by the Obama Administration’s refusal to use the words “radical Islamic terrorists” to describe the members of ISIS. We fail to understand how refusing to name the members of this despicable for what they are defends or promotes United States interests.
So if we cannot declare radical Islamic terrorists for what they are, perhaps, at least, we could name their atrocities for what they are – genocide. It literally seems the least we can do.
The Pope and the European Parliament have already declared ISIS’s atrocities “genocide.” The United States Government should do the same.
We urge you to consider this as you make your decision today on how to vote on H. Con. Res. 75. The world is watching.
Jenny Beth Martin
But, as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said, while Kerry made the right decision in calling out ISIS, President Obama needs to step up, echo his secretary of state’s sentiments and create a new strategy to end ISIS and its genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in Middle East.