Members of the Islamic State militants have reportedly beheaded four children in Iraq who refused to convert from Christianity to Islam.
The horrific incident reportedly took place in a small Christian enclave near Baghdad that has recently been taken over by ISIS, reports the Mirror. According to Cannon White, who is only one of few Christian leaders left in the country and is known as “The Vicar of Baghdad,” ISIS has killed a great number of their people – including children – by beheading them and moving on.
“They came in and they hounded all of them out,” White said. “They killed huge numbers, they chopped their children in half, they chopped their heads off, and they moved north and it was so terrible what happened.”
White says Islamic State terrorists approached the four children and ordered them to renounce their belief in Jesus Christ and vow to follow Mohammed.
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“The children, all under 15, four of them, said no, we love Yesua, we have always loved Yesua, we have always followed Yesua, Yesua has always been with us,” White said. “They said, ‘Say the words.’ They said, ‘No, we can’t.’ They chopped all their heads off. How do you respond to that? You just cry.”
White says 250,000 Christians have fled from the area and are living as refugees in the northern part of the country, reports the Christian Post. The Archbishop of Canterbury has told White to leave the enclave because his life is in danger, but he has so far refused to go.