The End of Christianity in the Middle East?
Eliza Griswold, reporting for the NYT (July 22, 2015), asks, "Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?" - adding that "ISIS and other extremist movements across the region are enslaving, killing and uprooting Christians, with no aid in sight." As an instance of this barbaric treatment, Griswold reports that one Christian mother saw her daughter openly kidnapped by an 'emir':
[Aida], her husband and another witness recounted . . . [that] she was pleading for her daughter when the emir himself appeared, flanked by two fighters. He was holding Christina against his chest. Aida fought her way off the bus.Confronted by such a threat, Aida finally got on the bus. There's more to the story, but I'll leave the reading to you . . .
"Please give me my daughter," she said.
The emir cocked his head at his bodyguards.
"Get on the bus before we kill you," one said.
Christina reached for her mother.
"Get on the bus before we slaughter your family," he repeated.
Labels: Islamic State