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ISIL's Reign of Terror: Confronting the Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq and Syria, Hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women's Issues, One Hundred and Thirteenth Congress, First Session, December 9, 2014   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is a testimony compilation from the December 9, 2014 hearing on "ISIL's [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] Reign of Terror: Confronting the Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq and Syria" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the testimony of Tom Malinowski: ""There are tyrants in the world who commit such crimes, but they know on some level that their conduct is shameful, so they hide what they do; Daesh puts its crimes on YouTube. It is of the utmost importance that those who commit and brag about such acts not be allowed to project a narrative of success, as Daesh tried to do earlier this year. It must fail and be seen to fail by every person and organization around the world that might have similar inclinations. And Daesh will fail; there is no question about that now. By targeting people of all sects, religions, and nationalities, it has united people of all sects, religions, and nationalities against it, and enabled us to forge a global coalition in support of local forces that will ultimately defeat this organization and liberate people from its terror. We will restore human rights by defeating Daesh. But what I want to stress most of all today is that the reverse is also true: we will defeat Daesh in part by defending the human rights of its intended victims. The protection of civilians in Iraq and Syria is built into our strategy; we see it not just as a moral imperative but a key to success in the fight." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Barbara Boxer (statement unavailable), Tom Malinowski, Nancy Lindborg, Vian Dakhil, Sarah Margon, Vian Dakhil, and Francis Kalabat.

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