Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once again did not mention the ongoing genocide against Christians waged by ISIS in Iraq and Syria during the second presidential debate Sunday.
Secretary of State John Kerry declared in March that ISIS is committing genocide against Christians, and other religious minorities in the areas it controls.
While the term genocide has not been used in either of the presidential debates, both candidates have called ISIS actions against Christians in the Middle East genocide in the past year while on the campaign trail.
Clinton called ISIS atrocities against Christians “genocide” in response to a question by a New Hampshire voter in December. More recently, Trump outlined atrocities against Christians, calling for an end to the “campaign of absolute and total genocide” by ISIS when he unveiled his anti-terrorism plan in August.