Suing for the truth about ISIS, genocide
In July the ACLJ sent a series of Freedom of Information Act requests to the U.S. State Department in an attempt to uncover government records showing any action taken by the department to respond to or stop the genocide. The State Department has ignored those requests, so the ACLJ has filed a federal lawsuit.
Jordan Sekulow says the ACLJ is trying to hold Secretary of State John Kerry accountable for his acknowledgement several months ago that ISIS is committing genocide.
“When your top diplomat invokes the term ‘genocide’ publicly – [six times] in a statement – that means something,” the ACLJ attorney explains, “and you’re supposed to then act on that diplomatically by gathering the world together to prevent this genocide.”
But Kerry’s words apparently were empty, as noted by the president of a Southern Baptist seminary one week after the secretary of state made his remarks. And the genocide continues unabated, according to an Associated Press report this week of the discovery of at least 72 ISIS mass graves in Iraq.
Sekulow tells OneNewsNow it’s unfortunate that the Obama administration may have only been “paying lip service” to the issue and there may not be any documents at all to be relinquished.
“And if that’s the case, that can be their answer in federal court in response to our lawsuit,” he explains, “and we’ll now know that the Obama administration isn’t taking any concrete steps – they couldn’t put anything to paper that showed that they were trying to take action.”
Sekulow says the United States should be leading the way in bringing an end to the genocide being wrought by ISIS.
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