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News Report on ISIS’ Murder of Muslims as Well as Christians in Syria

April 6, 2015

In my last post, I put up two videos by the American internet news programme, The Young Turks, on American girls trying to run away to Syria to join ISIS, and the situation for women in the areas occupied by the Islamic State. They made the point that those joining ISIS would mostly kill other Muslims, who don’t share ISIS’ extremist beliefs.
The video report below by RT shows how terribly true this is.

Along with general reports on the fighting in Syria, it also covers the murder of Muslim clergy and the closure of mosques by ISIS for their refusal to collaborate with them. About 800 mosques have been closed, and 20 Muslim clerics killed. One of the people interviewed is the son of an imam, who was offered $100,000 for preaching a Friday sermon urging his congregation to join ISIS’ jihad. Apart from the money, the Islamic State also promised to take him and his family to Turkey, where they would be looked after.

This would, obviously, have made him a hypocrite as well as a collaborator.

To his eternal credit, the mullah refused. He paid for his integrity and honour with his life. He was kidnapped and shot through the eyeball.

ISIS declared him to be an enemy of Islam, despite the fact that the man’s whole professional life was devoted to teaching Islam and leading its prayers.

The programme also interviews a priest with the Arab Evangelical Church in Aleppo. The church has been forced to close, and services are now held in private homes. The priest, Ibrahim Nseir, states that Christians are under threat, as their bonds with their Muslim compatriots show their common humanity, and that it is possible for people to live together in peace.

And that’s a situation that the Islamic State does not want and cannot tolerate. Hence the attacks on ordinary Muslims as well as non-Muslims.

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