By Theodore Shoebat
ISIS Muslims in Iraq took a young Christian man and told him that if he converted to Islam that they would not kill him. He then declared: ‘I will never abandon my religion.’ They brutally beat him and then executed him. His mother, Assaf, shared the story. Here is the report:
members of the Syrian army began hiding out at Assaf’s house: “I told my son that we might be killed because of the soldiers hiding in our home,” she said. “My son answered: ‘I prefer to die than run away.’ So when ISIS raided the tenement building where we live, my neighbor come over and asked my son to use a Muslim name, ‘Khaled.’ But he said, ‘No. No. I don’t want to die with the name ‘Khaled.'”
“My son said to me, ‘No, mother, I don’t want to die with an identity not my own. I prefer to die with the name George,'” Assaf continued. “I asked my son then to hide, but he refused and said, ‘I don’t want to hide myself. You are the one who taught me to follow what Christ said’ – ‘whoever denies me before man, I will also deny before my father who is in Heaven.'”
Sadly, Assaf and her family were exposed by Muslim neighbors who informed the terrorist group that soldiers were hiding in their home. Immediately, ISIS fighters stormed the family’s house and ordered them to convert to Islam.
“So, they broke into the house like crazy and arrested my son,” she explained. “They told him they would not kill him if he abandoned his religion. But, he said to them, ‘I will never abandon my religion.’ So, they started to beat him in the guest room. They took him to backyard and shot him. And they killed him.”
Assad said she consoles herself with the fact that her son died a true Christian, but said it still pains her that she doesn’t know where he was buried.
“The army buried him in a mass grave because there2 were many people dead,” she said. “Yes, many were killed. I continued to search for my son in hospitals for two months, hoping to find him among the corpses. I went over and over again to look for him and I did not give up hope until they confirmed his death a while ago. My wish was to find his body and bury him myself.”