IS Will Slit Our Throats For No Reason: Fearful Lebanese Christians Say

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Christian villagers in Lebanon, near the Syrian border, are arming themselves against the looming threat of Islamic State (IS) fighters.

Christians in Lebanon arm themselves
Christians in Lebanon arm themselves

IS has begun a land grab around the area it already controls in the Bekaa Valley, The farmland in the Bekaa Valley is largely inhabited by Shia Muslims, with Sunni and Christian minorities.

“We are a minority and we are under threat by the jihadists,” the commander of the volunteer guards in Ras Baalbek. A Christian villager in Qaa says, “We all know that if they come, they will slit our throats for no reason.”