'Unimaginable Horrors' Detailed in US Report on ISIS' Persecution of Christians

By Stoyan Zaimov - Posted at Christian Post:

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The United States Department of State has detailed in its International Religious Freedom report what one group described as "unimaginable horrors" Christians are facing at the hands of the Islamic State terror group, including beheadings and kidnappings.

The American Center for Law and Justice, which has been speaking out about Christian persecution across Iraq and Syria, described accounts in the IRF report as "truly gut-wrenching," and said the report only offers "a small glimpse at the unimaginable horrors" Christians are facing.

David Saperstein, ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, said:

"There is an absolute and unequivocal need to give voice to the religiously oppressed in every land afraid to speak of what they believe in; who face death and live in fear, who worship in underground churches, mosques or temples, who feel so desperate that they flee their homes to avoid killing and persecution simply because they love God in their own way or question the existence of God."

The accounts confirm the many news reports that Christians in the territory captured by IS have been given the choice to convert to Islam, pay a large tax, flee from their ancestral homes, or be killed.

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