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'60 Minutes': Islamic State's Mass Killings Mirror Hitler's Holocaust Machinery

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By    |   Thursday, 05 May 2016 05:01 PM

The Islamic State (ISIS) is running its monstrous campaign of slaughter in a scientific way — not unlike how Adolf Hitler carried out the Holocaust to kill millions of Jews during World War II, a priest who is a leading expert on the Third Reich's atrocities tells CBS News' "60 Minutes."

"It's not easy to manage a war, to manage international terrorism and to manage a genocide in same territory," Father Patrick Desbois, a French Roman Catholic priest, tells correspondent Lara Logan in an interview to be aired Sunday at 7 p.m.

"Hitler, it took him a long time before doing all that. And ISIS, they did it so quickly… It's frightening because it means actually there is a kind of science of terrorism, war and genocide. They developed a science."

Desbois — who heads the Commission for Relations with Judaism of the French Bishops' Conference and is a consultant to the Vatican — has been uncovering hidden sites of the Holocaust for years.

His study of the methods the Nazis used to organize the slaughter of Jews and others during World War II have led him to disturbing similarities with the ethnic cleansing ISIS has undertaken against the Yezidi's in Iraqi Kurdistan.

In a recent trip to Iraqi Kurdistan town of Sinjar to expose a genocide that has taken the lives of at least 5,000 Yezidi, he pointed to a prominent building in the destroyed town where the remnants of Yezidi identification papers were found.

"That is the beginning of genocide… they say to people, 'Don't worry, we'll bring you to a nice building.' It's why they accept. And here begins the selection. And so this system is system of permanent, permanent selection," Desbois tells Logan. 

"They see a boy who is ten years old, he can carry a bomb, he will carry bombs. They see a girl, she's beautiful. Oh, she will be sold to an Emir to be a sex slave. They have the sense of utility. A person is only to be used for something."

It's estimated that thousands of Yezidis were taken from the town, while approximately 5,000 were killed by ISIS fighters.

On Thursday, Israel marked its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of six million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.

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