News reports on the unspeakable evils of ISIS are nothing new. But what has just been revealed by a reliable source with intimate knowledge of terrorism in Iraq still shocks the senses.
Four children — all under the age of 15 — told their ISIS captors they loved “Yesua,” which means Jesus. They did not back down in the face of ISIS threats, refusing to deny their Christian faith and promise to follow Mohammed. That’s when ISIS murderers chopped their heads off.
So we learn from a report in International Business Times — a piece citing a now-familiar ISIS ultimatum of “convert or die.”
The British “Vicar of Baghdad,” Cannon Andrew White, claims the beheading of the children was done in a Christian enclave near Baghdad where it was recently seized by ISIS fighters.
White is reportedly one of the few Christian leaders left in Iraq, a nation spiraling further into chaos and bloodshed following the mass pullout of U.S. combat forces.
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The vicar tells gruesome stories of numerous atrocities committed by Islamic militants sweeping through the country.
White said when Baghdad was overrun with militants, many people had fled to Nineveh, their traditional home.
When ISIS came, they dragged the people out and “killed huge numbers.” The British vicar said ISIS had “chopped children in half” and beheaded them before moving north.
The new U.N. human rights chief, himself a Muslim, recently called for the protection of religious minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq. He charged those relentless Islamic fighters with trying to create a “house of blood.”
From a Reuters report about the U.N. official’s plea, delivered in Geneva, begging world powers to join in stopping the ISIS onslaught:
“Do [Islamic militants] believe they are acting courageously? Barbarically slaughtering captives? … They reveal only what a Takfiri state would look like, should this movement actually try to govern in the future,” [said the U.N. official].
“It would be a harsh, mean-spirited, house of blood, where no shade would be offered, nor shelter given, to any non-Takfiri in their midst.”
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