Daesh video shows killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Published April 19th, 2015 - 02:13 GMT
Daesh has released another video showing the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya on Sunday. (Screenshot)
Daesh has released another video showing the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya on Sunday. (Screenshot)

Daesh (ISIS) has released another video showing the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya on Sunday, AP reported.

In the 29-minute video, the extremists executed two separate groups of Ethiopian Christians, one that was held in Libya's eastern province of Barka and another in the southern province of Fazzan.

In the half-hour of buildup before the mass execution, the militants called Christians and Jews "infidels" and explained how Muslims should deal with those who follow the religions. The Christians are given three choices: to convert to Islam, pay a fine while being humiliated, or be killed.

The video then switches from the captives being fatally shot in the south to the captives being beheaded in the east.

Daesh's presence in Libya has gained momentum as the country has struggled to establish a government and rival factions fight for power.

Daesh has especially been targeting non-Muslims in its fight for territory, having recently beheaded Coptic Christians in Egypt and kidnapped hundreds of Yazidis in Iraq.

In the video Christians were interviewed about how the extremists treated them in the Daesh-controlled territory. The interview subjects responded by saying they paid the non-Muslim tax and were left alone, seemingly in an appeal for residents to pay the imposed fines. 


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