By Theodore Shoebat
Five Christian boys from Eritrea were captured by ISIS on March 3rd, and for an entire month were made to read the Koran and go through Islamic indoctrination, and then were forced to watch their fellow Christians being beheaded. Nael Goitom, one of the boys — who eventually managed to escape — said that he and four other Christian boys were made to study the Koran in order to become “Cubs of the Caliphate”, a term used by ISIS. According to Nael:
They asked us ‘what do you choose, to be killed or to become Muslims?’ Of course we choose the latter. ‘We’ll fight for you’, we said,”
He also said:
They wanted to know who was Muslim among us. We Christians had crosses and pictures of Jesus, so we really couldn’t hide it
But of course the most horrifying part of this story is that the boys were forced to watch their fellow brethren getting beheaded and executed, these were the Ethiopian Christians who were recently slaughtered. A video, that was first posted in the English by Shoebat.com, was released showing the 30 or so Christians being decapitated and shot. Many people watched this video, but what none knew was that as these men were being martyred, there were five or so Christian boys being forced to watch the whole time. Nael recounted the whole terrifying ordeal:
They made me watch everything… After the kidnapping they put us in one big hole, Eritreans and Ethiopians. …Then one day they came over and brought black clothes and asked 47 people to wear them. Then, they took them to the sea. They also carried 10 minors, I was among them. I saw when IS shot them dead. We kept screaming… We were forced to watch IS cut their heads
The Muslim terrorists then took the boys, alongside others, tied their hands behind their backs, and placed them in a hole where they had to wait and were told that “the boss will come and decided our destiny”.
Nael and five other boys managed to escape. They met with a Sudanese man who — being a good samaritan — drove them toward the Sahara where they would stay in a refugee center. A smuggler then managed to take them to Tripoli where Nael met his brother.
Nael is now psychologically traumatized from the experience:
I’m starting to process it now. Until a few days ago it was just a matter of survival. Now I have a lot of nightmares, I keep seeing people being slaughtered and shot one by one