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Robert Destro, professor, law, was quoted in a Catholic News Agency story about a joint statement of recommended actions presented to the Trump administration to protect genocide survivors. See below.

He was also quoted in a Catholic News Agency story on a Knights of Columbus donation of $2 million to help persecuted Christians.
 

What will the US do next for ISIS genocide survivors?

From: Catholic News Agency
Date: March 16, 2017
Author: Matt Hadro


On Thursday, Destro announced a joint statement of “recommended actions” for the administration to take to protect genocide survivors.

The document was a call “to stand up constantly” for minorities “who are being targeted today by ISIS and all of its affiliates around the world,” he said.

Its signers include former chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Robert George; former Congressman Frank Wolf; Bishop Francis Kalabat, eparch of the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of Detroit; and Bishop Barnaba Yousif Benham Habash of Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic diocese of the U.S. and Canada.

On March 17, 2016, the U.S. declared that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis, and Shi’a Muslims in Iraq and Syria. Professor Destro called it the “first truly formal declaration of genocide in American history.”


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