Christians in Ragga are prevented to leave.
The Islamic State is preventing the last of their remaining Christians from leaving Raqqa, Syria. According to an activists group “Raqqa is Being Silently Salughtered,” founded by a group of journalist activists. ISIS has put it out there that they are preventing both Christians and Armenians in Raqqa from leaving.
Verified Twitter user @Raqqa_SL issued a tweet on March 29, 2016 (Tuesday) saying:
“#ISIS Issued a new decision to Prevent any Christians or Armenians people who Remain in #Raqqa to leave the city under any condition #Syria”
According to RIBBS there are only 25 Christian families left in Raqqa and it’s truly sad to know that they can’t escape the area. There are so many suffering Christians and families in Raqqa. And RIBBS even opened up about the situation saying:
“The suffering of Christians began with ISIS control of Raqqa. ISIS looks at Christians as infidel loyal to the West more than their loyalty to their homeland which they live.”
And it seems that Syria’s population used to make up 30 percent of the population. The history dates back to about the 1900’s. Today, Christians only make up 10 percent or less of the Syrian population. The rest of the population are Muslim.
How do you guys think it would feel to be trapped by having faith in a higher power and for being yourself and doing what you think is best for your family. Personally, I think it would be hard and this situation is quite saddening.
The Foreign Desk has opened up about the situation as well and the history of Syria and Christians saying:
“The Islamic State is now preventing the last remaining Christians from leaving Raqqa, Syria, according to activists on the ground.
According to the group Raqqa Is Being Silently Slaughtered, which was founded by a group of journalists turned activists, ISIS has put out a new decree preventing both Christians and Armenians in Raqqa from leaving.
Raqqa, now the de-facto Syrian headquarters of the Islamic State, fell into rebel control in March 2013 in a battle between insurgents led by the Islamist jihadi group Al Nusra and Bashar Al Assad’s regime. Raqqa then became the first provincial capital under rebel control in the war.
“The suffering of Christians began with ISIS control of Raqqa,” RIBSS said on its website about the treatment of Christians under the jihadi militant group.
“ISIS looks at Christians as infidels loyal to the West more than their loyalty to their homeland which they live.”
In the 1920s, Christians constituted up to 30 percent of Syria’s population and had lived there for 2000 years. Popular belief holds that the apostle Paul converted on the road to Damascus, and a small segment of Christians from the town of Maaloula still speak Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke.
More recently, 10 percent of Syria’s 22 million population were Christians.”
There is some good news to report though—the U.S and Russian forces are coordinating a strategy in order to help liberate the city. The Christians in Ragga are prevented to leave….What do you guys think about the situation? Let us know in the comments below!
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