Statement of Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson on House Resolution on Genocide against Christians and Other Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Mar 14, 2016, 16:00 ET from Knights of Columbus

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With H. Con. Res. 75 scheduled to be voted on by the House today, Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson issued the following statement:

"Having just provided a 280 page, fact-based report to the State Department, showing clearly that what is happening is genocide, the Knights of Columbus applauds the leadership of both parties in the House of Representatives, as well as Congressman Fortenberry and Congresswoman Eshoo, and the 200-plus bipartisan cosponsors of this bill. Their support of this brave and historic resolution that names the genocide that is occurring against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East is an important step in bringing the moral weight of the United States to bear in stopping the slaughter. 

Bringing H. Con. Res. 75 to the floor and passing it in a bipartisan manner will tell the world that those suffering genocide are not forgotten, and that committing it will not be tolerated, It will also make clear that the United States is not afraid to call the horror these innocents have faced by its proper name."

For more information and the nearly 300 page report released by the Knights of Columbus on this issue last week, visit:


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