John Kerry Makes it Official: ISIS Genocide Against Christians

Most Jews and Christians have left Iraq, while some stay to "be salt and light" in the war-torn country.

The Voice of the Martyrs, a Christian organization aimed at fighting persecution across the world, started the "I am N" campaign in July of 2014 to draw attention to Christian persecution in Iraq. The Islamic State has used the symbol 'N', or ن in Arabic, to identify a "Nazarene," a Christian. Militants use the sign as drawn on doorways and in front of houses to assess where a house's loyalties lie and whom to target for abuses.

These moves by the House of Representatives and Secretary Kerry are welcome, but both are open to criticism. Why did it take almost two years for Congress and the Obama administration to finally acknowledge the truth?