Former US envoy: ISIS genocide against Christians and Yazidis strikingly similar to Armenian Genocide

Former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Evans believes that the ISIS genocide against Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East is strikingly similar to the Armenian Genocide.

“Unfortunately, I do see parallels. I mean, first of all, it’s ironically happening in almost the same areas of the Middle East,” he said during a panel celebrating 25 years of post-Soviet U.S.-Armenian relations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The diplomat added that the awareness about ISIS genocide had grown to a some extent through the efforts of the Holy Father in Rome and others who have pointed out, including the Armenian organizations here in Washington, that Christians again, and Yazidis, are becoming the victims of what I would have to call are genocidal efforts, Horizon Weekly reported.

According to Open Doors USA, on average per month 322 Christians are martyred for their faith, 214 “churches and Christian properties are destroyed” and 772 “forms of violence are committed against Christians (e.g., beatings, abductions, rapes, arrests and forced marriages).”