#Christian ‘Genocide’ Designation Won’t Affect US Response to #ISIS, Religious Freedom Amb. Says

Rabbi David Saperstein, the U.S. State Department’s Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom, speaks at a press conference to introduce the 2016 Open Doors World Watch List at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 13, 2016.WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department’s Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein argued Wednesday that calling the Islamic State’s atrocities against Christians “genocide” would make no difference in how the Obama administration is responding to the human rights crisis.While a number of human rights groups have pressured the administration to label IS’ persecution of Christians and other religious minorities as “genocide,” Saperstein appeared at an Open Doors ministry press conference introducing the 2016 World Watch List and was asked if he thinks it is “important” for the government to recognize the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria as “genocide.”

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