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Groups Provide Proof of Islamic State's 'Genocide' of Christians

03-11-2016
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ISIS is committing "genocide" against Christians and other religious groups, according to a report co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians.

The report increases pressure on the White House to officially call ISIS's atrocities genocide.

It details how Christians have been killed, kidnapped, and raped and how religious property has been destroyed.

CBN International Correspondent Gary Lane talks about how labeling ISIS's attacks on religious minorities as "genocide" could affect the political year and beyond.

Earlier this month, the White House said the legal determination for using the word genocide had yet to be met.

Critics of the administration say this report proves otherwise. And Congress is pushing the State Department and White House to make a decision.

*Check back with CBN News next week, as our own CBN's Jennifer Wishon brings a special report from the area.

Meanwhile, the Islamic State is expanding in Libya. The United Nations said the jihadist group has significantly expanded its control in the conflict-torn country because of it political and security vacuum.

Security experts presented the information in a report to the U.N. Security Council Thursday.

It says that all parties in the conflict continue to receive illicit weapons, and some are getting them with support from U.N. member countries.

Libya has been considered a failed state since the ouster and death of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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