Baghdad, Dec 8:
Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) beheaded four Christian children in Iraq for refusing to convert to Islam, a media report said Monday.
The incident took place in a Christian enclave close to Baghdad which has been recently overrun by IS, Mirror Online quoted Baghdad-based British vicar Cannon Andrew White as saying.
Speaking to the Orthodox Christian Network, he said: “Islamic State turned up and said to the children, you say the words that you will follow Mohammed.
“The children, all under 15, four of them, said no…They said, ‘Say the words.’ They said, ‘No, we can’t.’ They chopped all their heads off. How do you respond to that? You just cry.”
Cannon White, who has been ordered by the archbishop of Canterbury to leave Iraq for his own safety, is one of only a handful of Christian leaders in the country. (IANS)