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Elderly Iraqi Christians Make IS Militants Back Away


Eleven old Iraqi Christians refuse IS militants to convert to Islam and prefer to die instead causing the militants to back away.

Elderly Iraqi Christian woman
Elderly Iraqi Christian woman

Eleven sick and disabled, elderly Iraqi Christians told IS militants they preferred death to giving up their faith. These elderly Christians rebelled against militants from the Islamic State who demanded that they convert to Islam or be beheaded. This show of Christian strength forced the Islamic State militants to drop their demands, and instead they force the Christians-including an 80-year-old woman with breast cancer-to leave their village of Karamless, after robbing them of their possessions.