Last of Christian martyrs beheaded on a Libyan beach by ISIS is laid to rest

An ISIS video released in February 2015 shows 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians at a beach in Libya moments before they were beheaded.ReutersThe last of the 21 Christian men to be beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach five years ago has been laid to rest.  Matthew Ayariga and 20 other Coptic Christians were executed in... Read more

After ISIS tried to wipe them out, Christians in Iraq are rising again

Mathi is elated to be home again, something that at one time didn't seem possible.(Photo: Open Doors UK & Ireland)When the Islamic State drove Christians from their homes in northern Iraq in 2014, Mathi Habib Khodor and his wife Nazik took their six children and fled. Now, six years later they have been able to... Read more

In Iraq, a Christian mother’s bags are always packed in case she must flee ISIS again

Dalia(Photo: Open Doors UK)Each day this week Christian Today is sharing stories of persecuted Christian women who have found strength in Christ to face incredible hardships. Today we share the story of Dalia, who is finding courage in God's word despite the dangers of living in Iraq: Dalia's bags are always packed. She remembers all... Read more

August marks six years since ISIS rose to power – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — August marks a dark anniversary. Six years ago, ISIS captured the Nineveh plains in Iraq, including the city of Mosul. They captured and killed Yazidi and Christian men and women with savage zealotry. Thousands lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands were displaced. Many still havent returned home. The official position of most... Read more

British ISIS members say they were jailers of Christian aid worker Kayla Mueller

Kayla Mueller, a Christian aid worker, died while being held by ISISReutersMore light has been shed on the horrific ordeal of a young Christian woman who was raped and tortured by ISIS militants before being killed. In a video obtained by US news channel NCB, British ISIS members Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh shared... Read more

ISIS continues to trouble Iraq during COVID-19 – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — As Iraq battles COVID-19 along with the rest of the world, ISIS continues to cause trouble in thenorthern regions of the country. The outbreak of COVID-19 has changed Iraqi life in several ways, says Samuel of Redemptive Stories. Cases have skyrocketed in recent days, and the country now hasover 20,000 official cases.... Read more

‘When They Struck My Right Cheek, I Offered Them My Left’: Christian Shares What it Was Like to Be Imprisoned with ISIS

'When They Struck My Right Cheek, I Offered Them My Left': Christian Shares What it Was Like to Be Imprisoned with ISIS Allahu Akbar became a near-constant sound in the prison cell. Its part of the Muslim call to prayer, and each man repeated it incessantly over the course of the day, one... Read more

Syria jail riot reveals ISIS menace – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Coalition forces have regained management of a jail in northeast Syria after ISIS prisoners organized a breakout. Prisoners disabled safety cameras after which rioted, however officers say nobody escaped. This jail riot occurred in Syria, however the menace exists in every single place ISIS does.Final week, the Islamic State known as... Read more