ISIS jihadists preparing to destroy the ancient Syriac Catholic monastry of Mar Elian in the central Syrian town of Al-Qaryatain
Christians are being barbarically tortured by ISIS in their own churches to force them to convert to Islam.
Religious persecution watchdog Christian Freedom International reports those who defy the militants have had limbs cut off or have been crucified -even children.
“ISIS has a stated goal to wipe out Christianity,” Jay Sekulow, of the American Center for Law and Justice told the Jerusalem Post.
“This is why they are crucifying Christians — which includes children — destroying churches and selling artifacts. The reality is, this group will stop at practically nothing to raise funds for its terrorist mission.”
CFI also claims that a Christian dies for their faith every five minutes throughout the world.
ISIS have waged sickening campaign of cultural vandalism by demolishing ancient Christian holy sites across Syria and Iraq.
The terror group proudly posted pictures of the the wanton destruction of Mar Elian monastery in the central Syrian town of al-Qaryatain, which was founded more than 1,500 years ago.
Militants are seen bulldozing the historically-important site in the heartbreaking pictures.
The militants have also moved Christians taken captive in the town to their stronghold of Raqqa, according to a UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
ISIS has been ransacking ancient sites across Iraq and Syria, selling off artifacts cherished by historians and archaeologists to fund their regime of terror, UNESCO claim.