The genocide against Christians in Iraq and Syria continues as a new report reveals more of the horrors of ISIS. Calling it ‘organized’ and ‘systematic’, Muslims are targeting and destroying Christian families by murdering their parents and selling the children or using them for terrorist ends:
A Roman Catholic priest who has been helping Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities facing genocide in Iraq and Syria said Islamic State militants separate families who live in terrorist occupied land by taking newborn babies and virgin girls while killing fathers and forcing young boys to plant bombs on the streets.
Desbois told The Christian Post in a phone interview that IS, which he noted has also killed scores of Shia Muslims and Christians, uses a “very special” strategy to carry out its decimation of entire people groups.
“They dislocate the families, they take the newborn babies, and they put them in Islamist families,” Desbois told CP, noting that the young children are trained as terrorists, and “forced to put bombs” on streets.
“The young girls who are virgins are selected by doctors and sold,” he added, referring to the terror group’s human trafficking and sex trade, which has seen many thousands of women and children sold to jihadists.
The men, on the other hand, are often shot in pits, he said, evidence for which are the many mass graves being discovered in territory newly liberated from IS’ grasp.
The priest, who is a professor at Georgetown University, explained that IS “dislocate families according to age, sexuality,” and said that “every member of the family” is used “in a special way.”
“I’ve never seen that, it’s very organized, there is no improvisation,” he added.
He said that all signs of Christianity are actively being destroyed, explaining, “any Christian symbol is being erased,” with Christians also losing their houses, their belongings, and everything that IS demands, which is leading to a “total destruction” of the faith group.
Comparing the ongoing genocide to those of the past, like the Holocaust, Desbois said IS is using “very modern” methods, such as their heavy reliance on social media, where the jihadists spread propaganda messages, including graphic images and videos of human rights abuses.
Still, the priest said that it is interesting to note what IS shows, and what it doesn’t show online.
“They show beheadings, crucifixions, or when they burn people, but they rarely show when they are raping a girl, or when they are training children in terrorist camps,” he said.
Desbois suggested that Christians “have a responsibility to help” refugee families that are fleeing the war zones, and called on the government to help victims find work, and help those that have been traumatized by forced conversions to Islam. (source)