Thousands of Christians are being persecuted by the Islamic State (ISIS) who use churches as torture chambers where Christians are forced to convert to Islam or are killed, a faith-based human rights group said.
According to the report released by the Christian Freedom International, Christians are being singled out in ISIS-controlled areas in Iraq, where they face the option of either converting to Islam or get slaughtered by ISIS.
The report published inExpress.co.uk, noted that a Christian is killed every five minutes in Iraq by ISIS and other terror groups. “Islamic State Militants in Iraq are using Christian churches as torture chambers where they force Christians to either convert to Islam or die, ” Jim Jacobson, the president of the faith-based human rights group said.
Since taking over large swathes of area in Syria and Iraq, ISIS, a Sunni group, has repeatedly targeted minorities in the region. Earlier this month, ISIS captured Qaryatain and within days after taking over the Syria city, it destroyed an ancient Catholic church andthrew away the remains of a revered saint. (Read more from “Here’s Where ISIS Horrifically Tortures Christians Till They Convert to Islam or Die” HERE)