“They asked everyone who is Muslim or not”: ISIS kidnaps 86 Eritrean refugees in Libya

Via Christian News Network:

The barbaric Islamic group ISIS has kidnapped 86 Eritrean refugees from Libya, the majority of whom are believed to be Christians or of other non-Muslim religious beliefs.

“86 Eritrean refugees most from one town in #Eritrea got kidnapped by #ISIS in #Libya two days ago,” Meron Estefanos, the co-founder of the International Commission on Eritrean Refugees in Stockholm, posted on Twitter on Friday.

The refugees were reportedly seized as they were traveling by truck to Tripoli in their quest to reach Europe. At least 12 of those taken were women, and a number of children were also apprehended as well. Estefanos reports that ISIS began dividing those aboard the truck by religion, and some lied in order to save their lives.

“IS militants asked everyone who is Muslim or not and everybody started saying they are Muslims,” Estefanos told the International Business Times.

But the Islamic jihadists then quizzed those who said that they were Muslim to see if they could quote from the Koran.

“[Y]ou have to know the Koran, and they didn’t,” she said.