In July of 2015, Eliza Griswold of the New York Times, wrote a comprehensive piece entitled “Is This The End Of Christianity In The Middle East?”
She wrote of ISIS militants in towns they had captured, marking certain houses with the Arabic letter “N” in red spray paint. It looks kind of like a one eyed smiley face, but looks are deceiving. The letter, pronounced as “noon,” is the first letter of the word Nasrani, or “one who believes in Jesus of Nazareth.” It was a marking of death to many, as was the “Juden” label or yellow Star of David stitched on clothing some eighty years ago.
On October 5, Breitbart’s Mary Chastain wrote the following:
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) executed 12 Christians, including a 12-year-old boy, after they refused to abandon their faith and convert to Islam. The murders occurred on August 28 outside of Aleppo.
“In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam,” revealed Christian Aid Mission. “When the team leader refused, relatives said, the ISIS militants also tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers. The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion.”
And this, from the Christian Examiner in December: read more…