A couple was sent body parts of their dead daughters and video of their rape and torture, according to testimony at the #WeAreN2016 international conference in New York.
Many horror stories of the brutality of the Islamic State terror group were revealed at the conference on religious freedom last week.
"One account told of a couple whose children had been captured by ISIS militants. When they answered their door one day, they found a plastic bag on their doorstep. It contained the body parts of their daughters and a video of them being raped and tortured," the report said.
Another report said that ISIS soldiers came to the home of a Christian woman and threated her to pay the jizya tax or else leave the property. But before the woman could leave with her daughter, who was in the shower, the fighters burned the house with the girl still inside.
Samia Sleman, a 15-year-old Yazidi teenager, spoke about her six months in captivity as a sex slave.
"Why are these innocent kids and these innocent people suffering this much in that region?" Sleman asked.
"Why don't we see any action being taken? Even though it's been over a year and a half now, we've seen horrible things happen to us minorities, especially Yazidis and Christians, in that region, and we don't see the international community taking concrete actions against the Islamic State."
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Publication date: May 3, 2016
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.