Radical Islamic Group ISIS Beheading Christian Children in Iraq-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
Reports have gone viral on the Web alleging that the radical Islamic group ISIS is beheading Christian children in Iraq. The reports also say that the terrorist group is killing every Christian in its sight. One report is alleged to come from Crisis Relief International (CRI).
The reports of Christian persecution in Iraq are true and have been confirmed by various agencies including CNN, Fox News, the Catholic Church and the Christian Post,
The source for this story stemmed from a CNN interview of Mark Arabo, national spokesman for Iraqi Christians and Chaldean-American businessman living in San Diego. Arabo told CNN the “evil” conducted by ISIS militants in Iraq has included beheadings of children. Arabo also praised President Barack Obama’s authorization of an intervention to the crisis.
According to an August 7, 2014, article by USA Today, President Obama authorized “‘targeted airstrikes’ if needed to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq, as well as airdrops of food and water to religious minorities in Iraq who are under siege from Islamic militants and trapped on a mountaintop.”
Other reports of Christian persecution have made their way out of Iraq. Canon Andrew White, vicar of the Anglican church in Bagdad, told reporters the 5-year-old son of a founding member of his church was cut in half after an an attack in Qaraqosh, a town southeast of Mosul. The child was baptized by White several years ago. The child was baptized by White several years ago.