ISIS Destroys Iraqi Church, Pays Followers to Own More Sex Slaves
Amanda CasanovaReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Apr 26
ISIS has reportedly destroyed the Clock Church in Mosul.
According to ChristianToday.com, photos of the blasted church haven’t been released, and ISIS has yet to come forward to claim responsibility for a hit on the Iraqi church.
ISIS fighters reportedly planted explosives at the church and then detonated them Monday morning.
The Dominican Order built the Clock Church in 1872.
The news of the bombing comes as a report is released that details that Islamic State fighters are rewarded for keeping more sex slaves and having more children and wives.
According to The Christian Post, Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, a British scholar, found that the base salary for an ISIS fighter was only $50 a month but payment doubled for each wife, sex slave or captive the fighter caught and kept. Any child under the age of 15 brought in an additional $35.
Al-Tamimi also found that ISIS might be struggling financially to pay its members and having to ration some of its supplies. Still, that doesn’t mean ISIS is going away.
"You have to be careful," Al-Tamimi said. "Some defectors are claiming that the Islamic State's end is imminent, but I don't see that. It's just not the case."
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Publication date: April 26, 2016