ISIS Now Beheading Christians in Middle East, Takes Its Unholy War to Nation with Highest Number of Christians

| FEB 25, 2017 | 5:36 PM

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Since ISIS became a formidable foe in the Middle East, the radical Islamist group has made a name for itself through extreme brutality.

It took large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria by force, murdering its opposition in the cruelest ways.

In Syria and Iraq, ISIS took a particular liking to the persecution and murdering of Christians. It's torn down churches and reportedly used them as torture chambers.

Additionally, the group's attacked towns in Syria where the population is predominantly Christian and can trace its roots back to the days of early Christianity.

And now, the radical terror group has brought its war on Christians to the one country in the Middle East with the largest Christian population: Egypt.

According to Reuters:

Christian families and students fled Egypt's North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks.

A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia's Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, were fleeing. More than 200 students studying in Arish, the province's capital, have also left.

Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday. Islamic State, which is waging an insurgency there, claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which were shootings. One man was beheaded and another set on fire.

The New York Post reported that ISIS calls Christians its “favorite prey.” About 10% of Egypt's 82 million people are Christians.

Last year, Independent Journal Review interviewed U.S. Army veteran, Scott Wolf. Wolf is currently in Iraq fighting against ISIS.

When we asked what needed to be done to defeat the barbaric group, Wolf said, “Aiding in the destruction of the Islamic State is required to prevent the destruction of humanity.”

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