Extremists in Syria executed seven Muslim men by means of crucifixion this week. Followers of Jihadism killed the men while holding the town of Raqqa Mission Network News reports.
“We’ve heard of this happening quite a bit in Syria,” Tom Doyle, Vice President of E3 Partners said. “It hasn’t been getting covered on major networks. I’ve seen occasional stories, but when I first heard this story, it reminded me of one that I’d heard, sadly, two weeks ago.”
Since the first protests of the Syrian regime in 2011, 100,000 people have been killed and millions more have become refugees.
“With Iran backing the Alawites, and the Arab nations backing the Sunni Muslims, it just seems like there are endless amounts of fanaticism, weapons, money, and they’re going to fight to the death,” Doyle said.
Though Muslim men were targeted this time, Christians continue to suffer persecution at the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) leaders as well.
Christian leaders in the area recently signed an agreement to pay a “protection tax.” They must heed the the demands of the militant leaders in the country, including the banning of church repairs and Christian symbols.
“We just have to pray for the brave servants of the Lord that are staying in Syria in the midst of this horrific mess where entire Christian villages are being targeted,” Doyle said.
Publication date: May 2, 2014