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Islamic State persecution of Christians, Yazidis, a genocide: Hillary Clinton

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that Islamic State violence against Christians, Iraqi Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East was genocide.


Islamic State persecution of Christians, Yazidis, a genocide: Hillary Clinton
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event on December 29, 2015, at South Church in Portsmouth.

Washington: US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that Islamic State violence against Christians, Iraqi Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East was genocide.

"I think I was asked this a couple months ago, and I said that term carries with it legal import, it is a very important concept and label for behavior that deserves that name," Hillary said at a town hall in Berlin, New Hampshire, when asked about the Islamic State`s killing of Christians, Yazidis, Kurdish Muslims and other religious minorities in the region.

"I am now sure we have enough evidence, what is happening is genocide deliberately aimed at destroying lives and wiping out the existence of Christians and other religious minorities," Hillary said.

Islamic State has targeted and killed members of the Yazidi religion, one of the oldest in Iraq, along with Christians and other religious minorities in the region it controls in the Middle East.

The administration of President Barack Obama is weighing whether to designate Islamic State violence a genocide and which religious minorities would be coveraged by such a designation.

 

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