In a new video that appears to be produced by the media arm of the terrorist group ISIS, two groups of what are described as Ethiopian Christians are brutally murdered by ISIS members.
The 29 minute video was released on Sunday, April 19.
At the beginning of the video, a masked terrorist makes a lengthy statement.
Then the video shows two clips. The first clip is described as showing ISIS-affiliated terrorists shooting to death a group of African captives in the south of Libya.
The second clip purports to show African captives who are beheaded by ISIS-affiliated terrorists on a beach in eastern Libya.
Approximately 12 men were beheaded in the second clip and at least 16 were shot to death in the first one.
A masked man standing behind the hostages says in English, “our battle is a battle between faith and blasphemy,” according to a Russian site.
Christians are reportedly blamed for the death of Muslims throughout the world, but are told they will be allowed to live peacefully in the Islamic caliphate if they accept Sharia law and pay a special tax, known as the jizya.
The video bore the official logo of the ISIS media arm Al-Furqan and resembled previous videos released by the group.
A text on the screen identifies the men as “followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church.”