HARRISBURG – Sen. Stewart Greenleaf of Montgomery County plans to introduce a resolution in the PA Senate condemning the ongoing, barbaric persecution of Christian and religious minorities in Iraq. Greenleaf said, “The recent assault on Iraq’s Christian and religious minorities by the militant group ISIS and the Levant is deeply disturbing and a crime against humanity. Thousands have been driven from their homes and many are dying from thirst and hunger. News organizations have reported acts of brutality including crucifixion and decapitation. Fear and intimidation are being used to force Christians and other religious minorities to convert to Islam. The resolution will call on the President and Congress to condemn the human rights violations occurring in Iraq and to take every step possible to protect Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities. It also urges the President and Congress to work with the Iraqi Government to bring Islamic militants to justice before an international court for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Upon passage, copies of this resolution will be transmitted to the President, to the presiding officers of each house of Congress, and to each member of Congress from Pennsylvania.