Worthy Christian News » US News » U.S. House votes 393-0 to declare ISIL atrocities 'genocide'
(Worthy News) - The U.S. House overwhelmingly condemned as genocide the atrocities committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant extremist group (ISIL) against Christians, Yazidis, and other groups in Iraq and Syria.
The 393-0 vote on March 14 came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry considers making a legal determination that IS committed genocide — a move that some believe would obligate the United States to take further action against the group beyond the current air-strike campaign.
House Speaker Paul Ryan chided the White House for delaying a decision.
“As the administration waffles on this issue and doubles-down on its failed strategy to defeat ISIS, the American people are speaking loudly and clearly,” he said, using another acronym for the group. [ Source ]