Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Did He Help or Hurt? A Bishop Just Freed 226 Syrian Christians From ISIS by Paying $11M in Ransom

Syria is not only dealing with a devastating civil war that’s crippled cities such as Aleppo, they’re also struggling with the rise of the extremist group ISIS. It’s put them in often impossible situations, such as figuring out what to do captives. It’s generally considered undesirable to negotiate deals with terrorists, as it funds further murderous operations – but it also encourages them to continue to use hostages as a revenue source.
On the other hand, fail to do something and it’s likely a death sentence for the captives.
One Bishop was faced with that exact decision and chose to pay the ransom money for 226 Assyrian Christians held hostage by the extremists at $50,000 a head, including a six-year-old little girl.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

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