Kidnapping infidels and releasing them for ransom or enslaving them, as well as killing them if that option is deemed most advantageous for the Muslims, is fully sanctioned in Islamic law: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the laws of slavery regarding their sale and manumission; the third, to ransom them in exchange for goods or prisoners; and fourth, to show favor to them and pardon them. Allah, may he be exalted, says, ‘When you encounter those [infidels] who deny [the Truth=Islam] then strike [their] necks’ (Qur’an sura 47, verse 4)” — Abu’l-Hasan al-Mawardi, al-Ahkam as-Sultaniyyah (The Laws of Islamic Governance), trans. by Dr. Asadullah Yate, (London), Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd., 1996, p. 192.
Clearly it is time for the Pope and the U.S. Catholic bishops to ramp up their “dialogue” with Muslim leaders, and intensify their efforts to silence those who speak about Muslim persecution of Christians. That will fix this right up.
Meanwhile, Fox says the number of Christians is actually 250.
“ISIL Threatens to Execute 180 Assyrian Christians,” Sputnik, October 10, 2015:
Members of the ISIL terrorist group threatened to execute 180 Assyrian Christians abducted in Syria in late February, Russian media reported on Saturday.
“They demand a ransom of 12 million dollars for the lives of our men,” a representative of the Assyrian community told RIA Novosti news agency.
On Thursday several Arabic-language TV channels showed an ISIL-released video showing three Assyrian men dressed in orange jumpsuits before they were shot dead.
One of the men said ISIL would begin executing the other prisoners if the militants’ demands were not met….