by Ruth Kramer
Mission Network News
The trouble is, when ISIS does it, it is rarely bloodless. Open Doors USA spokeswoman Emily Fuentes explains, “Believers have received a threat that the Islamic State has said that they want to carry out an attack specifically against Christians by the end of Ramadan (July 18).”
A group calling itself the “Islamic State in Palestine” distributed leaflets marked with the black flag insignia of the Islamic State. Inside was a chilling warning. “They want to make this an Islamic State region as well and rid it of Christians, so it’s the first major threat like this in this area...”
...While Christians are the primary target of this threat, they are not the only target. Reuters says an earlier ISIS video promised cleansing of those who aren’t adhering to Sharia law, which would include Hamas and Fatah...
...Christians in Jerusalem are asking for prayers for justice against those responsible for the threats, cooperation and peace between different religious groups in Jerusalem, and that ISIS would not gain sway among Muslims in Palestine. “Share their stories so more can be praying. They know the impact of a body of Christ praying around the world,” encourages Fuentes, because “it’s important for us to be a people whose faith is in action: not just words, but deeds [too]...”