Terror group ISIS issues a set of gross rules for the Christians living in the Syrian city Al- Qaryatian. This atrocious list included a command which prohibits praying out loud to Jesus Christ the perpetrator will be punished by death.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the set of commandments included 11 conditions which prohibited: the establishment of churches, the displaying of crosses, making Muslims hear Christian prayers or rituals of worship, the hiding of spies, offending Islamic religious beliefs, the carrying of weapons, the sale of pork or wine to Muslims, and failing to dress modestly.
This odious list of rules wrapped up stating: “If they comply with these conditions, so they have are safe in their lands, money and souls, and they are not going to pay one-tenth except they bring money to trade from outside the IS territories not oppressor nor oppressed.
None of them is going to be punished under a sin committed by another else of them. In case they violate the conditions of this writ, then ‘Islamic State’ is going to deal with them as they deal with people of war warriors.”
Al- Qaryatain fell into the hands of the terror group ISIS followed by heavy combat with the Syrian army earlier in August. Shortly, after the city was captured, about 230 residents were kidnapped; these 230 included numerous Christians also. The Christians who were kidnapped were seeking refuge in a church.
Previously, Al-Qaryatain once had a mixed population of around 40,000 people; which included Sunni Muslims and Christians. Thousands of residents fled as a result of Islamic State’s advance against this city.
In this regard, while speaking about the plight of Christians in Syria, an Assyrian Christian activist Nahren Anweya, who is based in America, said, Islamic State basically aims to smother any Christian presence in the region. “Our entire ancestral homelands have been completely taken and now they won’t even allow us to sustain our religious faith in one God and his son Jesus Christ.”
“We have been purged out of Mosul, Nineveh, Khabour, Hassaka, Qaryatian and many more ancestral Assyrian homelands. They took our native homelands, our girls, our churches and now they want the few lives we have left.”