Thursday, August 7, 2014

ISIS Members Force Christian to Convert to Islam at Gunpoint, Then Behead Him

I wish a few Palestinians would move to Iraq. Then maybe the world would care what's going on there.

(CNN) — If you're following the news about ISIS, which now calls itself the Islamic State, you might think you've mistakenly clicked on a historical story about barbarians from millennia ago.

In a matter of months, the group seized territory in both Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic caliphate, celebrating its own shocking slaughter along the way.

"I don't see any attention from the rest of the world," a member of the Yazidi minority in Iraq told the New Yorker. "In one day, they killed more than two thousand Yazidi in Sinjar, and the whole world says, 'Save Gaza, save Gaza.'"

In Syria, the group hoisted some of its victims severed heads on poles. One of the latest videos of the savagery shows a Christian man forced to his knees, surrounded by masked militants, identified in the video as members of ISIS. They force the man at gunpoint to "convert" to Islam. Then, the group beheads him.

ISIS has targeted members of numerous minority groups in the region, including Christian nuns, Turkmen and Shabaks, according to Human Rights Watch.

France called Thursday for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his country is "highly concerned about the latest progress of ISIS in the north of Iraq and by the taking of Qaraqosh, the largest Christian city of Iraq, and the horrible acts of violence that are committed."

Earlier this week, ISIS fighters tried to seize control of Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam, but Kurdish forces fended them off, the dam's director said.

"If 'IS' manages to consolidate its territory and preserve its legitimacy, an offensive jihad against all other countries will then be considered viable," Jonathan Russell of Qulliam, a think tank formed to combat extremism, wrote on CNN.com.

"Al Qaeda will now want to challenge ISIS's appropriation of its key objectives and tactics. The only way for al Qaeda to stay relevant now is through a violent and spectacular attack. Although ISIS may eventually be a victim of its own success, the real victims will be the thousands of innocent Muslims and non-Muslims caught in the crossfire of this millennarian struggle." (Continue Reading.)

14 comments:

Steve said...

Even the BBC here in the UK are reporting on the latest stories from the religion of peace. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28686998

Radical Moderate said...

The Mosul Damn should be destroyed

Shashi Pratap Gautam said...

I would you like to highlight the plight of hindus/sikhs/budhists at the hand of muslims .
Even in India,where Hindu population is below 80% and jihadist population is growing by leaps n bounds thanks to saudi/wahabi fundings and like always leftists n media is looking the other way.

try google "Forced Religious conversion in India " and go through the wiki page.

Rita said...

J'ACCUSE:

Every single person of the herd screaming for "Free Palestine" (sub-text kill Jews and then all non-muslims). The are supporting HAMAS, a first cousin if not brother of ISIS !

I am looking at nearly ALL Western Leftists, incl. Greens, "Feminists", "Democrats", Academics, Universities, Muslims/Arabs living in the West, BBC (U.K.), ABC & SBS (Australia). RTL (France), AlJezeera, and last but not least: POPE FRANCIS, who was schmusing Islam, while all this was happening. If he now meekly protests, it's too little too late.

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Gentle Ben said...

In the world of Islam, the Bible consists of the books known as the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospel. At least 64 verses of the Koran speak of these books as the Word of God and emphasize the need to read them and to carry out their commands. Interestingly, many Muslims--and all other violent religions (including most Christian religions)--outright ignore and disobey the command at Isaiah 2:4 not to learn war anymore.

(Some assert that the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospel have been changed. However, to say this is to ignore the words of the Koran and to say that God cannot preserve his Word.)

The only Christian religions I'm aware of who don't war with others are Jehovah's Witnesses and Amish (and to a lesser degree, Quakers). Jain is the only non-Christian religion I'm aware of which practices non-violence. These are the only religions so far, worth my investigation, if I feel war and violence against others is disapproved by God.

Dacritic said...

Here lies the difference between a "religion" and what Christ has truly taught. If I were a real follower of his teachings, I will not force anyone to convert, in fact I would abhor it. The difference between Islam and Christianity is this: Christianity's God said love your enemies and "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing." Islam's God/"prophet" commanded his followers to kill and crucify non believers.

Gentle Ben said...

Forced conversions under physical threat have NO place among any religion professing to worship God, nor does it WORK effectively. History has shown over-and-over down through time that forced conversions are only SKIN-DEEP. Here are examples from earliest to most recent history, from various religions:

-When the Maccabean John Hyrcanus subdued the Idumaeans, the inhabitants had to convert to Judaism or else their cities would be razed. Jewish scholar Menahem Stern wrote: “The conversion of the Idumeans was the first of its kind, as it was of an entire race rather than a few individuals.” How GENUINE was the attachment of Idumaean King Herod to the Law of Moses, for instance? (Just the fact that he tried to have the infant Jesus killed by ordering mass murder of baby boys, is revealing.)

-Charlemagne conquered the pagan Saxons of northern Europe and brutally forced them to convert. Did the en masse forced baptisms have real MEANING?

-The Russian ruler Vladimir I decided that his subjects must become Orthodox Christians. He decreed mass baptisms of his people—at sword point if necessary! Were those at sword point SINCERELY symbolizing their dedication?

-The Crusaders who invaded Estonia in the 13th century forced the Catholic religion on the people by the edge of the sword. Likewise, native peoples of MANY lands were forced to convert, yet most kept their own religious practices in private or more often, INCORPORATED them into the Catholic religion rather than give them up.

-In the 1500’s, Europe was a DANGEROUS place for religious dissenters! Many who challenged Catholic church doctrines underwent horrific experiences at the hands of their Inquisition to root out what they called: "Heresy". Did it work? If so, why did many people go into hiding, leave home and country, or choose torture or even to be burned at the stake—RATHER than convert to their persecutors’ religion?

-Protestantism tried to force conversions, too. Consider just the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 alone--by the end of her reign, approximately 200 priests and Catholic laymen had been executed.

-In an attempt to stamp out Jehovah's Witnesses faith, Hitler forced them to make a dire choice: Either Renounce their faith or go to Concentration Camps/execution. They overwhelmingly chose the Concentration Camps--with the unique understanding that unlike others, they could walk out at any time--as long as they signed the form giving up their faith, but they would rather suffer and often die, than be converted. (Stalin later forced Jehovah's Witnesses with a similar ultimatum: Renounce their faith or have their homes and property immediately confiscated and be sent to Hard Labor Camps in Siberia. They chose Siberia.)

-Atheism has tried forced conversions, too: As many as 1.5 million Cambodians died in the Khmer Rouge effort to establish a godless Marxist state.

-Today, ISIS is forcing Coptic Orthodox Christians and others to accept Islam--or else die--often in a horrific way. (The brutality of ancient Ninevah seems to be recurring near that area.) But, they will NEVER reach the heart with FORCED conversions; worship will only be skin-deep when under compulsion.

If only all would take a lesson from the past, history might quit repeating itself! While I feel it's true that the decision of how we should worship God deserves more of our time and effort than any other decision in life; the only way to make a TRUE heart-felt conversion is to invite people to VOLUNTARILY study the tenets of ones faith, while respecting the rights of others to reject.

It has to be LOVE for God that moves one to serve him. Better to persuade with scriptural reasoning--rather than at gunpoint. If ISIS doesn't want to change how they gain converts because it's more loving, one can only hope that perhaps they'll quit forcing conversions because it's less EFFECTIVE--if they want SINCERE adherents of their faith.

smalltallest88 said...

If you can't convince people to converts by just chatiing with them. Why use gun on them to forcefully converts them to a religion where they will not be loyal or even cherish the idea of practicing that religion. I wish ISIS will stop this killing of other religious group all in the name of converting slaves for Allah.

TAREK said...

Hello Dr. id!
I would like to hear from pr. Osama BUFFOON Abdullah about the crimes of ISIS.
Please Dr. David send him to go and teach them because they misunderstood islam.
I think CAIR can also join the delegation to have a conference with ISIS members so that our brethren can stop running into the mountain..
Have a nive weekend Brethren

Dream Sw said...

PEOPLE ARE SAY CHRISTIANITY IS THE WRONG RELIGION AND THEY'RE REBELLING GOD THATS HOW U KNOW THATS THE RIGHT RELIGON READ THE BIBLE AND IT TELLS EERY SINGLE THING THATS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AND THAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE
IF MUSLIMS ARE KILLING ANYONE THATS NOT A MUSLIM OR THAT IS A CHRISTIAN THAN THATS HOW U KNOW MUSLIM IS THE WRONG RELIGION. TBH Musims needa go back to there country dont stay in USA plz cuz your a threat to us know

Dream Sw said...

HAVE U SEEN THAT ALMOST EVERY RELIGION IS GOING AGAINST CHRISTIANITY VERY STRONGLY DOESN'T THAT I'VE U A HINT THAT CHRISTIANITY MIGHT BE THE REAL TRUE RELIGION. MUSLIMS ARE GOING HARD ON CHRISTIANS THAT'S HOW U KNOW MUSLIMS IS THE WRONG RELIGIONS. EVERY LITTLE THING THATS IN THE BIBLE THAT'S TELLING US WHATS GONNA HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE AND SIGNS OF THE WORLD ENDNG IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. If your A christian would U die for Jesus? if an ISIS PERSON ASKED YOU ARE U CHRISTIAN