Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Friday 31 March |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Natalia Tułasiewicz
Aleteia logo
News
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Escape from ISIS: Two Iraqi boys recount the horrors of captivity

IRAQ BOYS

Aris Messinis | AFP

J-P Mauro - published on 05/11/17

The children still in their clutches need our prayers.

Need an idea for Lenten almsgiving?

Help us spread faith on the internet. Would you consider donating just $10, so we can continue creating free, uplifting content?

Make a Lenten donation here

CNN reports two Iraqi boys have escaped from ISIS captivity. The horrors they experienced left us speechless:

  • Children were kept in over-crowded rooms with little food.
  • They were indoctrinated with the ISIS mantra.
  • They received training in the use of weapons and bombs.
  • They were encouraged to become suicide bombers and shown footage of beheadings.

We’ll let the interview they gave the Associated Press speak for itself:

[protected-iframe id=”5803eda14b059bf7d59b17dd181fd82f-95521100-104259047″ info=”//www.usatoday.com/videos/embed/101508488/?fullsite=true>” width=”540″ height=”304″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]

Tags:
Islamist Militants
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

jour1_V2.gif
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries


Top 10
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.