The horrific accounts of abuse, torture, rape and murder continue to pour out of ISIS occupied Iraq and Syria.
On Wednesday CNN’s Jonathan Mann spoke with Chaldean Christian leader and businessman Mark Arabo about how ISIS’ persecution of Christians in Iraq has actually become genocide.
“There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park. More children are getting beheaded, mothers are getting raped and killed, and fathers are being hung.”
“The world hasn’t seen this kind of atrocity in generations. This is a crime against humanity. This is much broader than a community or a state. This is crime against humanity. They are doing the most horrendous, the most heart-breaking crimes that you can think of.”
“Christian holocaust is in our midst. This should never be happening in 2014.”
“This living nightmare is not going away, but it is only getting worse.”
“The world cannot turn a blind eye.”
How long can we in the West continue to turn a blind eye to the atrocities being committed by Islamic militants against innocent and defenseless minority communities – primarily in Iraq and Syria – but also across the rest of the Islamic world?