ISIS Militants Slaughter 21 Christians after Mass Kidnapping

ISIS’ targeted murder of Christians in the Middle East continues this week, as the death toll rises amid media silence.

The Islamic State terror group killed 21 Christians in the Syrian town of al-Qaryatain after taking control of the city last year, a prominent clergy member has said.

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.

The evil of ISIS cannot be underestimated. While their transgressions among their own people is detestable in its own right, as they branch outward, attacks such as these will only become more common until the Western world stands up for the injustice.

Source: Christian Post



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