White House Again Refuses to Call ISIS’ Slaughter of Christians ‘Genocide’: ‘Determination Has Not Been Reached’

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington December 2, 2015.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to call the Islamic State’s persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria a “genocide,” saying earlier this week that such a distinction requires a “specific legal determination” that has “not been reached.”During a press briefing on Monday, Earnest was questioned by a reporter on whether the Islamic State is “carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria’s Christians?”Earnest initially responded by failing to address the “genocide” question and answered by saying that the Obama administration has “long expressed” concerns with the “tactic” used by ISIS to “slaughter religious minorities.”

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