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Eyewitness: Islamic State is Systematically Beheading Christian Children

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Aug 08
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Islamic State (IS) militants have reached a new level of terrorism as the Muslim extremists have began systematically killing Christians in a mass genocide. According to respected Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo, the militants hang men, rape and kill women and behead children. 


“They are systematically beheading children, and mothers and fathers...There’s actually a park in Mosul that actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick,” Arabo told CNN. 


“This is a genocide in every sense. They are killing every Christian they see.” 


Arabo compared the tragedy to a “Christian Holocaust.” Thousands of Christians have fled the region in search of refuge. The few who remain in areas controlled by IS are either forced to convert to Islam or die. 


Other reports mentioned an option for Iraqi Christians to pay IS a high tax to avoid converting from their faith, but Arabo says there is a penalty with the decision to pay. 


“After they pay a fine, they’re actually [IS] taking over their wives and daughters and making them into their wives. So really it’s convert or die,” Arabo said. 


“The world hasn’t seen an evil like this for generations.”



Publication date: August 8, 2014