By Walid Shoebat Theodore Shoebat
ISIS captured twenty Christian men and a 14 year old Christian girl. It is now being said that they are being tortured and that likely ISIS will slaughter them.
Parents of the captive Christians rallied in front of the United Nations building in Cairo. Here is a photo said to be of some of the kidnapped victims:
According to the report:
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has captured 20 Egyptian Christian men and a 14-year-old Christian girl, and the lives of the men are in great danger while the young girl might have already been forced to convert into Islam and marry a Jihadist militant.
According to Christian Freedom International (CFI), ISIS just posted the kidnapped men’s pictures on their website. CFI refused to share the website but they confirmed that the men are currently suffering from torture and abuse.
“The Egyptian Christians were employed as low paying migrant workers in nearby Libya. It is almost impossible for minority Christians to find work in Egypt, as they are highly persecuted and marginalized; as a result Christians take great risks to find employment anywhere they can,” CFI said.
CFI reported that Egyptian Christians working in Libya are “extremely vulnerable” since there is an increase in Muslim extremism in the area. The 20 men are held together in shackles in an undisclosed location but the young Christian girl’s location is unknown.
A CFI source sadly believes that ISIS will eventually execute the Christian Egyptians unless there is “divine intervention” since posting the pictures of the men on their website is seen as the radical group’s last step before a mass execution.
The first seven victims of ISIS were abducted last November 29 in Sirte, Libya. They are Samuel Wilson, Ezzat Boshra Nasseef, Luke Nagaty, Essam Badar Sameer, Malak Farag Ibrahim, Sameh Salah Farouk, and Gaber Munir Adly.
They made the next kidnap attempt on December 3 and captured Maged Shehata Solaiman, Abanoub Ayad Ateyya, Yousef Shukry Yunan, Hani Abdel Massih Saleeb, Kirrolos Boshra Fawzi, Milad Makeen Zaky, Makram Yousef Tawadros, Samuel Estafanous Kamel, Bishoy Estafanous Kamel, Mena Fayez Aziz, Malak Ibrahim Sinewt, Girgis Milad Sinewt, Bishoy Adel Khalaf.
The men are from the village of Awar belonging to Samalout Center in Minya Province in Upper Egypt.
Meanwhile, the young Christian Egyptian girl who was abducted might have been forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim militant.
“On Tuesday dawn, December 23, armed masked Islamic militants stormed a housing apartment of an Egyptian Christian family in Sirte, Libya, and shot dead Doctor Magdi Sobhi Tawfika and his wife Sahar Talat Rizk. The Muslim militants kidnapped the eldest daughter, Catherine Magdi Sobhi, who is just 14-years-old,” the CFI co-worker said.
The militants left her two other siblings, 10-year-old Carla and 9-year-old Carol, with the bodies of their murdered parents and fled from the scene.
Why the threat of ISIS on Christians will be sever and few consider it since most think that ISIS is in Mosul where Christians have evacuated already. But the problem which few are considering is that all across the Muslim world where Christian minorities live, ISIS through its Caliphate has magnetized a litany of major terrorist organizations which collectively work under the same ISIS umbrella as they have given the Bay’at (allegiance) to ISIS and the Islamic Caliphate. The reason for a future escalation in Christian persecution by ISIS will arise dramatically is that since most of the major terrorist organizations have already joined ISIS. This lump sum includes Jund al-Khilafah (Soldiers of the Caliphate), In North Africa which will persecute Copts in Libya and Christians in Algeria and Morocco since Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (North Africa) and Ansar al-Shariah in Libya joined ISIS, this will increase the hand of ISIS in areas where Christians live.
Consider now that the Taliban in Pakistan also is cooperating with ISIS where 2.8 million Christians live in Pakistan. Then we also have the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (Pakistan’s North Waziristan), Al-Tawhid Battalion (Pakistan, Afghanistan), Al-Nusra in Lebanon where major Christians populations live will be under ISIS’s major threat.
Then we have Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (Yemen), Ansar al-Tawhid in the Land of Hind, all the way to India and Anṣār Bayt al-Maqdis in the Sinai which will threaten more Coptic Christians especially that we also have Jund al-Khilafah in Egypt joining ISIS where millions of Copts live and Boko-Haram in Nigeria is already massacring Christians. Considering all these, we can see that such alliances under a Caliphate is detrimental to Christian security and we expect massacres galore in the future.