Isis: Eritrean teen migrant forced to witness Libya massacre – ‘I watched IS beheading Christians’

EXCLUSIVE: IBTimes UK talks to Nael Goitom, who escaped IS in Libya after a month in captivity. A 16-year-old Eritrean migrant who escaped captivity under the Islamic State (Isis) in Libya has exclusively told IBTimes UK that the

EXCLUSIVE: IBTimes UK talks to Nael Goitom, who escaped IS in Libya after a month in captivity.

A 16-year-old Eritrean migrant who escaped captivity under the Islamic State (Isis) in Libya has exclusively told IBTimes UK that the jihadists forced him to watch the beheading and shooting of Eritrean and Ethiopian Christians.
Nael Goitom fled IS captivity along with four other Eritreans minors on 7 April after the extremists decided to move their Libyan camp in the desert to get away from fighting in the area.
“We thought: it’s better to try to escape than to wait to be slaughtered by them,” he told IBTimes UK in an interview. They walked for four days before reaching a settled area and asking for help.
Under more than a month of IS captivity, the Christian boys were forced to learn the Koran to become “Cubs of the Caliphate”. “They asked us ‘what do you choose, to be killed or to become Muslims?’ Of course we choose the latter. ‘We’ll fight for you’, we said,” Nael said.
More about Libyan beach massacre
But the most harrowing account regards the execution of dozens of Ethiopian and Eritrean Christians in Libya by IS militants, which was shown in a 30-minute video featuring extensive rants against Christianity and the West.
The final part of the clip shows a group of men dressed in black who are said to be hostages in southern Libya held by a group of IS fighters clutching machine guns.
Then, the prisoners are shot in the back of the head. The video also depicts masked militants escorting a group of men in orange jumpsuits along a beach. The men’s severed heads are later shown in the sand.

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  • dawwit April 26, 2015

    RIP to all regardless of their nationality. Nael goitom is an eritrean hero. If it wasnt for him,the details of this complex event would have gone in history unnoticed.

  • Daniel April 26, 2015

    Evil people.

  • Halafi April 26, 2015

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    What a sad news to hear! Eritrea has become the front poster of bad news: dying in the sea, dying in the hand of Higdef and Arabs and now dying in the hand the savage ISIS – Islamic State.

    Remember:there are still dozens of women held and kidnapped by this Jihadist network.

    This part caught my attention:

    ሰለስተ ኣባላት ኣረሜናዊ እስላምዊ ጅሃዳዊ – ዳዕሽ – ኣብ ሊብያ፣ ኤርትርውያን ምንባሮም ተቓሊዑ

    እዚኦም ሰለስተ ኣባላት ኣረሜናዊ እስላምዊ ጅሃዳዊ – ዳዕሽ – ናይ ሊብያ ካብቶም ንኤርትራውያንን ኢትዮጵያውያንን ኣመንቲ
    ክርስትና ኣብ ምርሻንን ምሕራድን እተዋፈሩ ኣባላት ዳዕሽ ምንባሮም ናይ ዓይኒ ምስክር ዝኾነ ትሕቲ ዕድመ መንእሰይ
    ኤርትራዊ ኣቃሊዑ።

    “Nael recognised three Eritreans fighting for IS. ‘We hoped they were
    going to help us, but instead they showed no emotions,’ he said.”

    The boy was kidnapped on 3 March after he crossed Libya from Sudan
    along with other 61 Eritrean men, 10 Eritrean women and 8 Ethiopians.
    About 20 or 30 armed IS members stopped the Tripoli-bound caravan of
    migrants in the middle of the southern Libyan desert and they started
    asking religious questions.

    “They wanted to know who was Muslim among us. We Christians had
    crosses and pictures of Jesus, so we really couldn’t hide it,” he said.

    “Nael recognized three Eritreans fighting for IS. “We hoped they were
    going to help us, but instead they showed no emotions,” he said

  • A H April 27, 2015

    ትማሊ ብረሻይዳን፥ ዝቬድን፥ በደውን ሎሚ ድማ ብእስላማውያን በሃልቲ ህዝብና ሃሊቑ!!!!

    ኣቐዲመ ከም ዝበልኩዎ፡ ጥፍኣቶም ይቃረብ ኣሎ እንተኾነ ግን የሕዋትና ንጹሃን ከይልከሙ የድሕን’ዩ ዘብል፡፡ እንተ’ቶም ትማሊ ብሃገራት ኣዕራብ ሓሊፎም ነዛ ንፈልጣ ሰላማውት ሃይማኖት እስላም ናብ ፍጹም ኩሒል ዝቐየሩዋ መሲሉዎም፥ ሓንሻብ ነንስቶም ክሽፍኑ ሓንሳብ ነብሶም ብፍሉይ ክልለዩ ዝነጥፍዎ ንጥፈታት፡ ፍሉያትን ንጹሃን እስላም ኮይኖም ክቐርቡ፡ ደገፎም ከይሓብኡ ነዞም ኣረማውያን ቐዘፍቲ ክድግፉ ዝረኣዩ፡ጽባሕ ንርእዮም።
    ከምታ ዝዓበናያ፡ ኣስላማይ ክስታናይ ከይበልና ተፋቒርናን ተሳኒናን ዝዓበናላ ግዜ፡ ሕጂውን ብኸምኣ ንመርሽ፡ እስልምና ይኹን ክርስትና፥ እቲ ናይትማሊ ዝነበረ’ዩ ዘሎ፡ ኣይተቐየረን፡፡ ምስ ግዜ ዝመጹ ጎሓላሉን፥ ኣረማውያን ቐዘፍትን ብኣጋ ምልላዮም ግን ከድልየናዩ፡ ሓንቲ ስድራቤት ካብ ክልቲኡ ጸጋ ዝለበሱ ከም ዘለውና ኣይንረስዕ፡፡ እንተተኻኢሉስ ከምኦም እንተዝበዝሑስ ናይ ኩልና ቅሳነት ነሩ፡ ኣበይ’ሞ!!!!!!

  • BIRHANE-MESKEL April 27, 2015

    When da’ash bweheaded them it didn’t care whether they were
    Ethiopians or Eritrean. They want to know who is Christian. They cursed Habesha people of the cross. Their massage is clear they want to exterminate all all people of the cross of Eritrea and Ethiopia and from Libya create division and violence in whole Horn of Africa

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