Report: Islamist Rebels Forcibly Convert Syrian Druze

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff - Members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, known as ISIL or ISIS, forced residents of 14 Druze villages located in the northern Syrian province of Idlib to convert to Islam, the Times of Israel was told Monday. ISIL threatened to massacre the villagers unless they converted to Islam and announced their conversion publicly. Druze community leaders in Israel said the villagers had converted against their will and that members of the Druze community in Israel were striving to assist them in every possible way.

2013-12-24 00:00:00

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