by Katey Hearth
Mission Network News
“The more people who’ve pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, then the more people who are violently opposed to the Gospe. They’re violently opposed to the Church,” explains Nettleton.
Hotly pursued to the shores of the Mediterranean, refugees displaced by ISIS in Iraq and Syria are facing new dilemmas in Europe. Host countries surrounding Islamic State territory are running out of food, space, and patience.
And there doesn’t appear to be a shortage of ISIS recruits.
“There is a strand of Islam that says, ‘If there is a caliphate, if you are a Muslim, you are obligated to support that caliphate;’ in many cases, ‘You’re obligated to come and join us,’” Nettleton shares.
“That message is being preached in mosques in Indonesia, and Malaysia, and Chechnya. There are Muslims who are hearing that message; it’s resonating with them, and they’re going. They’re answering that call to come and fight alongside the warriors of the Caliphate–wherever that is...”