Christians Flee Mosul After ISIS Convert-To-Islam Ultimatum
CNN reports at least 52 Christian families fled the Iraqi city of Mosul Saturday after ISIS issued a potentially deadly ultimatum a day before.By Jay Strubberg | July 20, 2014
Days after ISIS issued a threatening "convert to Islam" ultimatum, scores of Iraqi Christian families are fleeing the city of Mosul.
In its continued pursuit of an Islamic caliphate, ISIS released a statement Friday to all Christians living in the city: convert to Islam, pay a fine equivalent to about $470 for being Christian or face death. (Via Assyrian International News Agency)
CNN reports at least 52 Christian families fled Mosul Saturday morning, and an "armed group" restricted some of them from bringing anything but "the clothes on their backs." One civilian said, "They told us, '[You're] to leave all of your money, gold, jewelry and go out with only the clothes on you.'"