So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thirty more Ethiopian Christians slaughtered at the hands of Daesh militants.

The Catholic Herald (UK) reports the following:
ISIS has released another video depicting the slaughter of Christians in Libya, showing footage of two massacres in which 30 Ethiopian Christians were killed.

“We swear to Allah … you will not have safety even in your dreams until you embrace Islam,” he added.

Later a militant with a Yemeni accent said: “Those who convert to Islam are safe. Those who refuse, we don’t have anything for them but the sword.”

The atrocities were shown in a 29-minute video entitled Until There Came to Them Clear Evidence. In one massacre 15 Christians were beheaded; in the other 15 people were shot in the head.

The video said Christians needed to either pay the jizya, convert to Islam or face being killed (refer to citations below).
Pray for the victims of the violence and their families.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Pray for the victims' persecutors and pray for an end to the violence.



http://quran.com/9/29

Quran: 9:29
Sahih International
Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.
Another translation:
Hilali-Khan 
Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

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