Mr. Speaker, the evil group, ISIS, intentionally targeted Christians worldwide because of their religious belief. But ISIS did not only target Christians. They targeted any religious group, including some Muslims who disagree with them.
These sick folks are proud of the fact that they commit genocide. ISIS fighters posted videos and pictures online of their barbaric beheadings of Christians and others who refused to bow to their ideology.
Thanks to these horrendous crimes against humanity, for the first time since Jesus there are almost no Christians left in this part of the world. There were 1.5 million Christians in Iraq in 2003. Since that time, terrorists have either killed or forced Christians to run for their lives.
The massacres committed by this terrorist group in the name of a perverted jihad religion are the worst crimes we have seen in our lifetime. H.R. 390 will help those groups that have suffered unimaginable atrocities at the hands of ISIS get the assistance they need. I am proud to be a cosponsor of this bill. This legislation demands ISIS be held accountable for what it does. By identifying these perpetrators of genocide we will be able to hold criminal trials and bring them to justice. After all, isn’t justice what we do in the United States?
And that is just the way it is.