ISIS executes 30 Ethiopian Christians

Isis: Eritrean teen migrant forced to witness Libya massacre – ‘I watched IS beheading Christians’

A 16-year-old Eritrean migrant who escaped captivity under the Islamic State (Isis) in Libya has exclusively told IBTimes UK that the jihadists forced him to watch the beheading and shooting of Eritrean and Ethiopian Christians.

Nael Goitom fled IS captivity along with four other Eritreans minors on 7 April after the extremists decided to move their Libyan camp in the desert to get away from fighting in the area.

“We thought: it’s better to try to escape than to wait to be slaughtered by them,” he told IBTimes UK in an interview. They walked for four days before reaching a settled area and asking for help.

Under more than a month of IS captivity, the Christian boys were forced to learn the Koran to become “Cubs of the Caliphate”. “They asked us ‘what do you choose, to be killed or to become Muslims?’ Of course we choose the latter. ‘We’ll fight for you’, we said,” Nael said.

  • pop

    That’s why we bribe them in the west with funding, grants.

  • favill

    Next time somebody brings up the Crusades…tell them that it was exactly for this reason that the Pope exhorted Christendom to come to the aid of their fellow Christians in the Holy Land.

  • How is that degrading thing going?