Collins: ISIS will not get away with genocide

Mar 14, 2016
Press Release


WASHINGTON– Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H. Con. Res. 75, a resolution to declare ISIS’ war on religious minorities as genocide and crimes against humanity. Ahead of the Obama Administration’s deadline later this week to formally declare ISIS’ actions as genocide, House Republicans voted to raise consciousness about the violent tactics used by ISIS and compel the international community to act in order to bring those responsible to justice. Congressman Collins released the following statement after the vote:

“This sends a strong message to the world that the United States will not tolerate violent extremism, and reaffirms our country’s commitment to religious freedom. The Obama Administration has avoided addressing the violence caused by this group and their twisted ideology, and now the crisis has ballooned into full blown genocide. As an Iraq war veteran, I served to protect our American freedoms – including the freedom to peacefully practice your chosen religion. ISIS’ actions against Christians and other religious minorities most certainly warrant the label of 'crimes against humanity.' Their goal of a homogenous, subjugated society dominated by Sharia law goes against everything we believe as Americans, and we should do everything in our power to stop the spread of their dangerous ideology.”