Despite Obama’s claims of shrinking territory and heavy losses, the jayvee team is still carrying out its usual repulsive mayhem – increasingly targeted at Christians.
The Christian Post says, An Iraqi soldier who escaped IS capture shared in January that some Christians, who have been heavily targeted by IS, have been locked inside caskets and burned alive, alongside suffering torture and other abuse.
“They tortured the [expletive] out of the Christians and some died in the process,” Sergeant Karam Saad of the Iraqi military said.
“They would take some and lock them in a kind of casket, and set it on fire from the inside,” he added.
But now it’s not just Christians. It’s Muslims who help Christians escape.
Islamic State militants have reportedly murdered Muslims who helped Christians escape the wrath of the brutal terror group in the besieged Syrian town of Al-Qaryatayn.
According to Agenzia Fides, described on its website as “the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies,” It was widely reported after IS conquered the town of Al-Qaryatayn last August, the group kidnapped as many as many as 230 Assyrian Christian hostages and forced them to sign contracts that required them to submit to IS’ laws or be killed. Now that the town was liberated by Russian-backed Syrian forces earlier this month, local sources have been able to detail the plight of Christians and their quests to escape from the town under IS’ rule.
According to sources who spoke with Fides, many of the Christians who were kidnapped by IS in the town were freed on or around Oct. 10, 2015. It was in October that Christians, aided by Muslim friends, began to flee the city.
Sources said Christians would leave in small groups and travel toward the Syrian town of Homs, where there were villages that were controlled by the Syrian army.
The report states that Christian girls were the first to flee Al-Qaryatayn because it was believed that IS leaders wanted to force them to be their wives and sex slaves.
The report further explains “There were also Muslims killed in Qaryatayn while helping their fellow Christians flee the violence, in the hope of returning to live ‘a quiet and peaceable life’ in their land one day, as that provided for by St. Paul in the First Letter to Timothy,” the report states.
The Daily Mail also reports of the agonizing choice civilians are facing in the region. ISIS arrested a woman who went on television with a plea to the Western world.
“People are dying because of hunger, there is no medicine, no food, we have no more options left,” the woman, who wasn’t named, told Al Arabiya News Channel.
As she becomes more and more emotional in the clip, she cries: ‘Save us from Islamic State or bomb us with chemical weapons so we will immediately die and not have a slow, agonizing death.
It is agonizing to watch all of this unfold, knowing individually we can do nothing, and knowing our president is essentially doing nothing either. Well, at least the president we have now.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]