In the latest wave of terror, ISIS terrorists in Libya released a video this week showing the murder of Ethiopian Christians at the hands of the terror group.
The 29-minute long video captures two separate mass killings in Libya of Christians. According to ISIS, the Christians were killed for not paying jizya, a tax all non-Muslims must pay to live under Islam (Koran 9:29).
The murders of the first group of Christians is believed to have taken place in Libya’s Fezzan region. The Christians were shot to death by a firing squad.
The victims, ISIS claims, were adherents of the Ethiopian church, which many believe to be a reference to the Ethiopian Coptic Christian church. Before their execution, the Ethiopian captives are called “Worshipers of the cross belonging to the hostile Ethiopian Church.”
The video also shows ISIS terrorists forcefully removing and taking down crosses and replacing them with ISIS flags. “Despite the cross, we have returned,” the masked ISIS narrator said in English with guns pointed at the first group.
The second killing takes place on the shores of Barqa, the same place where 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were beheaded by ISIS in February. The same masked narrator speaks on the terror groups “battle between truth and falsehood” and the refusal of the Christians to pay jizya.
Ethiopian Christians, wearing what have now become the signature ISIS orange jumpsuits, are seen kneeling on the sand before being decapitated.
The narrator, speaking to the camera, delivers a message to the entire Christian world: “You won’t have safety, even in your dreams, until you embrace Islam.”
ISIS has continually attempted to affect public opinion by publishing graphic films depicting the execution of religious and political prisoners. The group captured the minds and invaded the nightmares of foreign nationals around the globe with their continued bombardment on social media with these horrific videos.
Thousands of ISIS sympathizers from Western countries, as well as Muslim extremists from all over the world, have travelled long distances to join ISIS in Syria, and now in Libya as well. Numerous individuals have also claimed association with ISIS while committing hate crimes or terrorist acts in other countries, such as France.