The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) formally announced a worldwide caliphate in 2014, the concept of a single theocratic one-world government as proposed by all Muslims, in particular Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In 2014, Baghdadi claimed to have succeeded in the creation of a worldwide caliphate.
ISIS immediately began to execute Christians through horrific beheadings as warned about by the Apostle John in the Book of Revelation.
REVELATION 20:4 Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
The butchery in April 2015 of Ethiopian Coptic Christians in Libya was not some new kind of atrocity. It’s the latest incident in 100 years of Islamist religious and ethnic cleansing all across the Middle East.
The first genocide of the 20th century was launched by the Ottomans and the “Young Turks” against Assyrian Christians in Mesopotamia. The next victims were Armenians and Greeks. For nine long years the slaughter went on, ending only in 1923 after claiming 2.5 million victims. The Ottomans “cleansed” Turkey, and much of Iraq, of their Christians. In November 1916, the Atlantic Monthly reported:
‘“Within six months they [Young Turks] succeeded in doing what the Old Turks were unable to accomplish in six centuries . . . Thousands of Nestorians and Syrians [Assyrians] have vanished from the face of the earth.”