ISIS Executes Christians in New Video

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A new 29-minute video from the Islamic State shows the brutal terrorists killing Christian Ethiopians in Libya. Released on Sunday, the slickly-produced movie begins with a history of the clash between Christians and Muslims before moving on to footage of extremists destroying churches and other icons of faith. One masked member of the ISIS army looks at the camera and warns Christians that they must convert to Islam or be put to death.

Demonstrating that these are not just idle words, the video then moves on to show two groups of Ethiopian Christians in distinct regions of Libya. The video switches back and forth between the two groups. The ones in Barqa Province are shot to death. The ones in Fazzan Province are beheaded on a beach. Neither news agencies nor government officials could confirm how many Ethiopians were killed in the slaughter.

The White House issued a statement condemning the executions, while the National Security Council said that the video was proof of the “terrorists’ vicious, senseless brutality.”

Speaking to the Associated Press, Abba Kaletsidk Mulugeta – commenting on behalf of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church – said, “Our fellow citizens have just been killed on a faith-based violence that is totally unacceptable. This is outrageous. No religion orders the killing of other people, even people from another religion.”

No?

And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.

The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement.

I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them

Why is it that we have to go through this after every atrocity? Why do we have to listen to these people who insist that ISIS does not represent the REAL ISLAM? What difference does it make? These people argue with such passion, it’s as if they believe that the right theological argument, presented in exactly the right way, will convince thousands of ISIS soldiers to lay down their arms and go home.

If Islam was such a terrific religion, it would not need to be defended this often. If the religion was so above criticism, it would not be so easy for a handful of psychos to draw so many people into its “radical” wing. Where are the videos of Christian militants leading hundreds of innocent victims to their deaths? Where are the memorials for the thousands of victims of Jewish terrorism? Why is it only Islam?

Oh right, it’s because of jobs. It’s because of poverty. It’s because Americans use too much electricity and it’s because Israel won’t give their land away. Islam’s defenders are willing to look under any rock for an explanation except the rock that actually has the answer.

And until we’re willing to turn that rock over and examine what we find there, we’re going to have to live with this evil in the world.