Late last month, Matt Hadro reported at theCatholic 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.
The girl died in her mother’s arms, but her last words were “Forgive them.”
Writing at Young Conservatives, Michael Cantrell added:
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.
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