Sept. 23, 2015 – Festival of the Sacrifice: ISIS videotapes shootings of three men executed for crime of being Christians. The victims were part of a group of 250 Syrians abducted in February during Islamic State attacks on 35 villages along the Khabur River in Hasakah province. Their captors threaten same fate to rest of group if $12 million ransom is not paid. Negotiations “have been suspended due to the unbearable demands of the terror group,” says Osama Edward, director of Assyrian Human Rights Network (based in Stockholm, Sweden).*
blood of the martyrs
Christian families destitute
bullet to the head
false religion instills hate
come quickly, Lord Jesus, come!
*WORLD magazine, 10-31-15, p. 40, “Fallen and Forsaken” by Mindy Belz