Islamic Militants Threaten to Kill Israeli Christians
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Jun 30
Militants in Israel that claim to be associated with ISIS are threatening to kill Christians unless they flee the country. The Christian Post reports that the threat is part of a plan to “cleanse” Israel of Christians by the end of Ramadan.
The Islamic militants handed out leaflets that read, "ISIS soldiers will work to kill these people so this country is clean of them and... will clean this country and the Muslim Quarter from these Christians during this holy Ramadan."
It continued, "Because the Christians violated the Pact of Omar [made when Muslims conquered Jerusalem], we will do this. So we tell our Christians and the nonbelievers: Go away now or you will be killed when the Id [festival ending Ramadan] is near. And you will be slaughtered like the sheep. One month is enough for them to go away."
Ramadan will end on June 17.
Breaking News Israel reports that ISIS does not currently have operations in Israel, but the terrorist group has supporters in the nation.
Publication date: June 30, 2015