REPORT: ISIS Forces Have Captured 88 Christians Living In Syria.
The carnage continues as ISIS once again targets Christians. This time kidnapping 88 Eritrean Christians in Libya, a U.S. official confirmed last week.
The initial reports of the mass kidnapping to Fox News after seeing a recent intelligence report. The independent Libya Herald newspaper reported that the convoy was ambushed by militants south of Tripoli before dawn this past Wednesday morning.
Libya has become a jumping-off point for thousands of migrants from the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa who attempt the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to southern Europe. However, Libya's ongoing instability has led to an increased presence by ISIS and other terror groups
Meron Estafanos, the co-founder of the Stockholm-based International Commission on Eritrean Refugees, said that the militants had initially stopped the truck and demanded that the Muslims on board make themselves known. Everyone who responded was asked about the Koran and their religious observance in an attempt to catch Christians pretending to be Muslims.
In February, Libyan militants proclaiming loyalty to ISIS released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Two months later, another video showed the militants shooting and beheading an indeterminate number of Ethiopian Christians. Estefanos told the Libya Herald that the video released in April had been edited and that 64 people had been massacred, including several Eritreans.
Aside from the continued kidnappings, beheadings, murders and rapes the Obama Administration seems to have simply vanished from taking any direct action against this brutal group. And nearly a year into the fight against ISIS, the U.S. still doesn't have a 'complete' strategy to end the terrorist group's bloody rampage across Iraq.
This startling admission on Monday at the end of a G-7 summit in Germany from the president stating; “We don't yet have a complete strategy' to stop ISIS in Iraq”, is perhaps the most troubling of all, and speaks volumes of this president’s inability to lead.