It’s confirmed that the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group killed 21 Christians in the Syrian town of al-Qaryatain. This was just confirmed by a prominent clergy member, and the murders come after ISIS took over the city last year.
21 Christians, including three women, have died. And five more are missing, whom they believe are dead.
This is horrible!
After al-Qaryatain was liberated from IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) by Russian-backed Syrian forces earlier this month, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, the head of the Syrian Orthodox Church, explained in an interview with BBC that the militant group showed no mercy on some Christians that remained after the group took control of the area last August.
Following the takeover of the al-Qaryatain, IS kidnapped as many as 230 Christians who lived in the town. According to the patriarch, the militant group executed at least 21 of those Christians, with three Christian women being among those executed.
Aphrem explained that some of the victims were killed for trying to escape from the town, while others were executed after being accused of violating their “dhimmi contracts,” which forced them to submit to IS’ laws or be killed.
Although there are at least five more al-Qaryatain Christians missing, they are believed to be dead.
Other Christians who were detained by the terror group have been released back to their families after ransoms were paid to the militants. The patriarch added that the militants planned to sell a number of the Christian women and girls into sex slavery.
Despite the atrocities at the hands of Islamic extremists, Aphrem is hopeful that peace can be restored between the area’s different religious communities.
Via Christian Post
While President Barack Obama can’t say “Islamic” and “terrorism” in the same sentence, radical followers of the “religion of peace” are determined to kill as many Christians and non-believers as possible.
Islam is a faith that was borne out of violence, and these types of atrocities are normal for Muslims throughout history. And it’s unacceptable!
This is why we need a real leader in the White House! ISIS has become stronger and increased attacks during Obama’s two terms. It’s time to wipe these Islamic terrorist thugs off the map.
This is a breaking news story. We will update as more details become available.