ISIS Steps up Persecution of Christians in al-Raqaa, by Katey Hearth, at Mission Network News
"The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is sending stronger threats to Christians in al-Raqqa, Syria. A Syrian pastor recently told E3 Partners about a brutal ISIS killing that was used to send a message to the broader community.
"The terrorists hung a believer on a cross in the town square, with a sign claiming “the rule of retribution on those who fought against Allah and the Messenger of Allah and sought amok under the Islamic state...'”
"...ISIS, also known as Da’ash, is doing all they can to drive believers out of Raqaa. Christians once comprised approximately 1% of the city’s 300,000 people, but it’s unknown how many are still there. Church burnings, crucifixions, and ISIS threats have driven many believers out of Raqaa. Or, they’re taking their faith even further underground than it was previously."