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ISIS Burns US Food Donations Intended for Syrian Refugees

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Apr 09
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ISIS militants have reportedly intercepted packages of food sent from the U.S. for Syrian refugees and burned them. Christian Today reports the terrorist group posted photos of the packages burning social media, sparking widespread outrage. 


The food was intended to be distributed to Syrian refugees, as the nation is experiencing a food crisis due to the ISIS takeover and its civil war. 


The boxes of food contained chicken and meat; ISIS militants seized the packages claiming the animals have not been slaughtered according to Sharia law. The International Business Times reported that the packages were marked with “halal,” an indication that the meat had passed the Sharia requirements. 


UN Emergency Regional Coordinator Muhannad Hadi said in a statement, "World Food Programme condemns this manipulation of desperately needed food aid inside Syria.” 



Publication date: April 9, 2015