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  • >> THIS WEEK ON CHRISTIAN

  • WORLD NEWS, WAR OF

  • EXTINCTION, ISIS IS

  • KIDNAPPING AND KILLING

  • CHRISTIANS.

  • WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THE

  • CHURCH IS ENDURING THIS

  • TRIAL BY FIRE.

  • PLUS, RADICAL ISLAM IS

  • SPREADING BEYOND JUST THE

  • MIDDLE EAST.

  • HOW TERROR GROUPS LIKE BOKO

  • HARAM ARE TAKING OVER WEST

  • AFRICA.

  • IN A FILM-MAKER'S

  • DECADE-LONG JOURNEY TO FIND

  • THE TRUTH BEHIND ONE OF THE

  • BIBLE'S MOST FAMOUS

  • STORIES.

  • ISIS MILITANTS ARE TAKING

  • CHRISTIANS HOSTAGE IN

  • SYRIA.

  • WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

  • EDITION OF CHRISTIAN WORLD

  • NEWS.

  • I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

  • MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

  • GRIFFITH, IS ON ASSIGNMENT.

  • THE JIHADIST ARMY KNOWN AS

  • ISIS HAS RAIDED AT LEAST 33

  • ASSYRIAN VILLAGES, TAKING AS

  • MANY AS 300 HOSTAGE.

  • HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS

  • CONFIRM THAT ISIS HAS BEEN

  • TARGETING ASSYRIAN

  • CHRISTIANS.

  • IT BEGAN AS THE MILITANTS

  • SUFFERED TO MAJOR SETBACKS

  • ON THE BATTLE FIELD.

  • GARY LANE HAS DETAILS.

  • >> Reporter: ISIS FORCES

  • WERE ROUTED FROM

  • AL-BAGHDAD, A CITY WEST OF

  • BAGHDAD THAT THEY'VE HELD

  • SINCE LAST JUNE.

  • BUT al-BAGHDAD WAS NOT THE

  • ONLY TOWN OF DEFEAT.

  • PESHMERGA TROOPS IN

  • NORTHEASTERN SYRIA, KNOWN AS

  • THE Y.P.G., DROVE THEM FROM

  • THE CITY OF TAL TAMER.

  • BUT AS THEY RETREATED, THE

  • ISIS KIDNAPPED ASSYRIAN

  • CHRISTIANS.

  • THE MEN WERE TAKEN TO AN

  • UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, AND

  • WOMEN TO A NEARBY MOUNTAIN.

  • ISIS MAY BEHEAD THE MEN AND

  • USE THE WOMEN AS SEX

  • SLAVES.

  • JULIANNA IS WITH THE

  • ASSYRIAN PROJECT.

  • >> THESE WOMEN ARE SOBBING,

  • SAYING WHY IS THE WEST

  • SILENT.

  • WHY IS THE CHURCH NOT

  • TALKING ABOUT OUR

  • PERSECUTION.

  • THEY'RE ASKING AND

  • QUESTIONING THE FOREIGN

  • POLICY OF AMERICA AND ALSO

  • OTHER WORLD POWERS IN

  • EUROPE, SAYING THAT WHY IS

  • IT THAT THERE IS NOTHING,

  • THERE IS NO AGENDA, THERE IS

  • REALLY NOTHING THAT IS BEING

  • DONE TO HELP THE PERSECUTED

  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

  • >> U.S., WAKE UP!

  • >> A GROUP OF EGYPTIAN

  • AMERICAN COPTICS GATHERED

  • NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE ON

  • TUESDAY, DEMANDING THAT THE

  • OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DO MORE

  • TO PROTECT THE CHRISTIAN

  • SYRIAN AND EGYPTIANS.

  • >> THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

  • REFERRED TO THEM IN THEIR

  • WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT AS ñ

  • EGYPTIAN CITIZENS, AND THAT

  • IS VERY DISAPPOINTING TO THE

  • COPTIC COMMUNITY.

  • >> BROTHERHOOD, ISIS, BOKO

  • HARAM, I WANT THEM TO TAKE

  • ACTION AGAINST THEM.

  • >> Reporter: AND EGYPTIAN

  • PRESIDENT EL-SISI IS

  • CALLING FOR A UNITED ARAB

  • MILITARY FORCE TO COMBAT

  • ISIS.

  • AND HE SAYS ALREADY JORDAN

  • AND THE UNITED ARAB EMRIGHTS

  • HAVE OFFERED TO HELP THEM ON

  • THE BATTLE FIELD.

  • >> George: AND GARY STOKE

  • WITH TOM DOYLE, AUTHOR OF

  • THE NEW BOOK "KILLING

  • CHRISTIANS, LIVING THE FAITH

  • WHERE IT IS NOT SAFE TO

  • BELIEVE."

  • GARY ASKED TOM ABOUT THESE

  • AND THE MOST RECENT

  • ATROCITIES.

  • >> Reporter: THIS IS

  • DISTURBING, WHAT HAVE YOU

  • LEARNED ABOUT THE ABDUCTION

  • THIS WEEK OF THOSE

  • CHRISTIANS IN SYRIA?

  • >> SOME OF OUR LEADERS IN

  • SYRIA HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS

  • THAT WERE TAKEN, AND THE

  • NEWS WE RECEIVED THIS

  • MORNING IS THAT ISIS HAS

  • ANNOUNCED THEY'RE GOING TO

  • BURN 30 CHURCHES TO THE

  • GROUND.

  • WE ALREADY KNOW OF SOME

  • KILLINGS HAPPENING.

  • BUT WE'RE PRAYING THAT THE

  • CHURCH AND THE WORLD CRIES

  • OUT FOR THESE LIVES.

  • IT IS 100 TO 200 THAT ARE

  • TAKEN.

  • IT IS A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.

  • >> Reporter: AND WHEN YOU

  • SAY "WE KNOW OF SOME

  • KILLINGS," ARE YOU TALKING

  • ABOUT THE CHRISTIANS THAT

  • HAVE BEEN KILLED THAT WE CAN

  • CONFIRM, OR OTHERS IN THE

  • AREA?

  • >> THAT'S ONE WHAT ONE OF

  • OUR LEADERS IN SYRIA SAID.

  • THEY HAVE TROUBLE GETTING

  • THE NEWS SOMETIMES.

  • HE MENTIONED THEY KNEW OF

  • SEVEN THAT WERE KILLED.

  • IT HASN'T BEEN CONFIRMED

  • INTERNATIONALLY YET.

  • AND HE IS RIGHT IN THE

  • MIDDLE OF THOSE VILLAGES AND

  • HEARING THINGS JUST ON THE

  • GROUND.

  • >> Reporter: WHY DID YOU

  • WRITE YOUR LATEST BOOK

  • "KILLING CHRISTIANS?"

  • ?

  • IT IS REALLY ABOUT THE

  • SITUATION, GARY, THAT

  • THEY'RE KILLING CHRISTIANS

  • IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

  • IT IS A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC.

  • IT IS A PANDEMIC, ALL AROUND

  • US.

  • BUT I WANTED TO TELL THE

  • STORIES ABOUT THOSE FOLKS

  • WHO ARE LIVING IN THE MIDST

  • OF THIS DANGER.

  • I REALLY DO THINK, GARY,

  • SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS

  • BOOK -- IF HEBREWS 11 WAS

  • WRITTEN TODAY, THEY MIGHT BE

  • CONTAINED IN IT, STANDING,

  • SERVING CHRIST, SHARING THE

  • GOSPEL IN THE MIDST OF

  • ISIS.

  • I WAS JUST PRAYING FOR ONE

  • OF OUR LEADERS THE OTHER DAY

  • IN SYRIA, WHO WAS SHARING

  • THE GOSPEL WITH AN ISIS MAN,

  • WHO IS PRIVATELY FRUSTRATED

  • WITH WHAT HE IS DOING.

  • IT IS JUST A JOB FOR HIM.

  • AND HE IS OPEN TO THE