Christian girl burned to death by ISIS: ‘Forgive them’

ISIS-crossLate last month, Matt Hadro reported at the Catholic News Agency that a Christian girl was burned to death by ISIS militants when they demanded her family pay a jizya tax.  Her last words speak volumes.

According to Hadro:

One account told of a couple whose children had been captured by ISIS militants. When they answered their door one day, they found a plastic bag on their doorstep. It contained the body parts of their daughters and a video of them being raped and tortured.

Another recalled a Christian woman from Mosul who answered the door to find ISIS foreign fighters, demanding that she leave or pay a jizya tax.

She asked for a few seconds, her daughter being in the shower, but the fighters refused to give her the time. They put a torch to the house, burning and eventually killing her daughter.

The girl died in her mother’s arms, but her last words were “Forgive them.”

This, Hadro said, was just one of several stories recounted by Jacqueline Isaac, a human rights attorney and vice president of the advocacy group Roads of Success, at a conference on Christian persecution held in New York City.

Writing at Young Conservatives, Michael Cantrell added:

That is truly a heart that has been captured by the grace of Jesus Christ and is a powerful testimony to what His love is really capable of.

I don’t know very many folks who would truly follow in Christ’s footsteps and pray for their enemies while being burned alive, so this girl deserves to be hailed as a hero of the faith.

Let’s hope action is taken soon to help bring this awful persecution to an end so the gospel of Christ might go forward, winning hearts and minds and bringing the tyranny of radical Islam to an end.

I concur.

And make no mistake, this is not the only egregious story we’ve heard from the area.

Sadder still, there are leftists who deny the existence of Islamic terrorism and Christian persecution… I know, because I’ve personally met them.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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