On Sunday, the online media outlet Christian Today reported the horrific account of a Christian man who was brutalized and crucified by ISIS militants, reportedly telling him, “If you love Jesus, you will die like Jesus.”
According to Christian Today:
The survivor identified only as Esam told the persecution watchdog World Watch Monitor that ISIS militants brutally crucified his brother-in-law “like Jesus” and forced his wife and children to watch.
“My wife’s brother was crucified by Daesh,” Esam said, using another name for ISIS. “He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus.”
Esam said the militants tortured his brother-in-law for five hours—6 p.m. up to 11 p.m. They then crucified him, cut his stomach open and shot him, he added.
Last year, the Virginia-based Christian Aid Mission reported that ISIS heinously tortured and killed a 12-year-old boy, along with 11 local Christian missionaries, after they refused to leave their homeland or renounce Christ, the Gospel Herald reported.