Thousands of Muslims in Mosul are expected to leave Islam and turn to Jesus Christ for healing after being disillusioned by the atrocities of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to a Christian leader.
The director of the ministry based in Kurdistan in northern Iraq told Christian Aid the story of a young mother who was separated from her husband and children after ISIS took her when they occupied Mosul and the surrounding areas two years ago. He said the mother was kept in an underground hole for two years but she managed to escape when Iraqi forces liberated the villages outside Mosul, and made her way to Kurdistan.
Because of all the atrocities ISIS committed, the Muslims are reportedly now seeing what Islam truly is all about. The Christian leader, whose name has not been revealed, said their ministry aims to provide these people with food, clothing, shelter, medicines, and Bibles.
“So now they see the true face of Islam, they saw the teachings of Islam and they know what it means to be under the Islamic State,” the Christian leader said. “I believe a lot of heart-breaking stories will come out of Mosul with people who are ready to leave Islam and beg for Christ to take their lives and give them healing.”
In addition, he said their group is also planning to go to Mosul to minister to the people there if the city is finally liberated. He is hoping to distribute Bibles to every home in Mosul and to proclaim Christ as Lord there.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press said new reports about ISIS’ atrocities in Mosul have emerged last Friday. Based on the said reports, the militants conducted public executions of residents suspected of leaking information to Iraqi security forces. The bodies of the executed people were hung from telephone poles.
According to the United Nations human rights office, ISIS killed 70 civilians in Mosul last week. The jihadists also used child soldiers in the execution of civilians and abused women and girls sexually. Many of the residents are also being used by the militant group as human shields as the battle for Mosul intensifies.
Source : Christian daily