Islamic State Targets ‘Belligerent Christians’ in Car Bombing Outside Syrian Church

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By Lindsay Elizabeth Author 17 hours ago A recent car bomb in Syria targeting a church shows that Christians are still the main target of the Islamic State.

Last week, the bombing took place outside of an Orthodox Church in the Syrian city of Qamishli, where the Islamic State still poses an imminent threat to Christians. Four Christians Singled Out for Wearing Crosses, Executed in Northern Burkina Faso According to reports, at least 12 people were injured following the car bomb detonation, and some even left in critical condition. Following the attack, the Islamic State terror group took to social media to claim responsibility. Advertisement According to intercepted communications between the terrorist group, the Islamic State was targetting what they called a group of local “belligerent Christians.” The Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Ignatius Aphrem II, took to Twitter to condemn the bombing, tweeting that the “blast creates an atmosphere of anxiety and chaos, yet Christians should remain in their historical homeland.”