More horrible tales of torture continue to flow from the remaining Christians who survived the ISIS reign of terror that fell over Iraq and Syria the past several years. Christians, many of the survivors of ISIS torture, tell of being beaten and hung by ropes for days, having salt rubbed into open wounds, of being rapes and sold as slaves, and of watching other Christians get dismembered piece by piece and crucified:
Horrific stories have emerged from Iraq of how Christians have been treated under the rule of Islamic State.
After ISIS seized control of Iraqi territory in 2014 and Iraqi resistance collapsed, Christians were told they should leave, convert to Islam or pay a special tax. Most fled, but according to testimonies collected from refugees in Jordan by religious freedom charity ADF International, those left behind were subjected to torture, forced conversion, sexual slavery and even crucifixion.
World Watch Monitor tells the story of Karlus, a 29-year-old cook who was unable to leave his home in Batnaya, a village outside Mosul, because he had to care for his disabled father.
When terrorists came to his house, they destroyed a cross and a picture of Jesus. “They even destroyed a piece from the Quran that was given to me by a friend,” he said.
He was taken to a police station unconscious and held there for seven weeks after retaliating when one of the jihadists hit him in the face. During his detention he was was hung from the ceiling by a rope attached to his left foot. He was beaten and kicked and had salt rubbed into his wounds. He says he was also sexually abused by three women.
“My wife’s brother was crucified by Daesh,” Esam said. “He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus.”
Esam said the fighters tortured his relative for five hours; cutting his his stomach open and shooting him before hanging him on a cross. (source)
May God have mercy on all the Faithful departed.