Syrian Christians Hunted by Radical Jihadists

JERUSALEM, Israel – Many Christians – all of them former Muslims – feared a genocide as they saw radical Islamic groups on their way to the Syrian city of Afrin. CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell talked with one humanitarian aid worker who helped these Christians find a safe haven.

Charmaine Hedding, founder of the Shai Fund – an organization providing humanitarian relief to the persecuted church in the Middle East – kept in touch in touch with many of these Christians. What she learned was alarming.

“A lot of information was coming to them that when these different people who came in who support this radical Islamic ideology that we have seen with ISIS and al Qaeda that they would behead the Christians and they would kill them. And because many of these Christians were originally Muslim background believers they were particularly going to be targeted,” Hedding said.

 

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References

Chris Mitchell. 3/23/18. “Syrian Christians Hunted by Radical Jihadists.” CBN News. http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2018/march/syrian-christians-hunted-by-radical-jihadists

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