Hillary Clinton Says Christians Facing ‘Genocide’ in Middle East at the Hands of ISIS

Clinton has been reluctant to use the term.

“What is happening is genocide. Deliberately aimed at destroying not only the lives but wiping out the existence of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East in territories controlled by ISIS, and so I agree with you,” she explained.

Earlier this month, President Obama released a statement about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, describing the “brutal atrocities committed against these communities by ISIL,” but did not use the term genocide.

Tonight, Clinton said she had been asked to use the term a few months ago, but declined then.

"I said, you know that term carries with it, legal import. It’s a very important concept and label for behavior that deserves that name. And I said we are only beginning to see this and I’m not sure yet we have enough evidence,” she said, "I’m sure now we have enough evidence.”

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