The United States must do more to provide both humanitarian aid and security to the Kurds who are battling the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Princeton University Professor Dr. Robert P. George and former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra said Friday on Newsmax TV's "America’s Forum."
"The Kurds just don’t have enough military equipment, they need humanitarian relief," Hoekstra said. "There is so much that needs to be done and not enough support is going into northern Iraq to help either the religious minorities that have fled to the north or to equip the Peshmerga [Kurd fighters] to not only provide security for these folks, but to start driving the Islamic state back and hopefully to eliminate them."
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George is organizing a petition, www. IraqResue.org
, to assist Kurdish forces who are sheltering victims and providing resistance against ISIS, an organization he called a "genocidal force … that will stop at nothing."
"It will kill, it will rape, it will torture anybody, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Yazidi, it doesn’t matter," George said. "They will eliminate anybody who stands in the way of their goal which is establishing an Islamic caliphate throughout the Middle East."
Hoekstra said that ISIS also does not spare Muslims who are not like-minded.
"They will also go after people who interpret and believe the Muslim faith different than what they do," he said.
"The Islamic State needs to be confronted it needs to be eliminated it is a brutal force and it is committing genocide in Syria and Iraq and it will continue to commit genocide where ever it plants its flag."
With nearly 3,000 westerners fighting for ISIS in Iraq or Syria, the terror group poses a "tremendous threat to western Europe and the U.S.," Hoekstra said.
"They have passports that will allow them ready access back into Europe, will allow them access back into the United States
where they can take the things that they have learned in Iraq and they can carry out terrorist attacks."
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