Islamic State execute 30 Ethiopians by firing squad and beheading

April 20, 2015 | By | Reply More

Apr 20, – Militants refer to the Christians as crusaders in the video and tell the camera they are out to kill muslims.

The video shows around 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another 15 being shot in the head in scrubland.

Islamic State execute 30 Ethiopians by firing squad and beheadingMen in both groups are referred to in the subtitle – it reads “worshippers of the cross belonging to the hostile Ethiopian church”.

The video shows a man dressed in black clutching a pistol stood behind some of the victims.

Speaking to he camera, he says: “Muslim blood shed under the hands of your religions is not cheap.

“To the nation of the cross: We are now back again.”

The video concludes with a warning that Christians will not be safe unless they embrace Islam or pay protection money.

Islamic State controls large parts of Iraq and Syria and wants to redraw the map of the Middle East. It is not clear how many fighters it has in oil-producer Libya.

A senior Ethiopian official said the government was gathering information about the reported killings and would respond when it had more details. He said Ethiopia had no embassy in Libya, making it more difficult to verify the incident.

Militants professing loyalty to Islamic State have claimed several high-profile attacks on foreigners in Libya this year, including an assault on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli and the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in February.

The killings of the Egyptians prompted Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to order air strikes on Islamic State targets in Libya.

Egyptian security officials estimate thousands of militants who share Islamic State’s ideology moved from the Sinai Peninsula to Libya after the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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