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ISIS Claims Assyrian Hostage Converted to Islam

2015-03-24 08:55:43       source:News Week

March 23, 2015


"The Islamic State released a video Monday in which it claims to have converted an Assyrian hostage to Islam from Christianity.


The video, disseminated online by an ISIS-linked media organization, features a water mark of the Black Standard flag commonly seen in ISIS-sponsored videos. Though the video's authenticity could not be independently verified by Newsweek, it was authenticated by the SITE Intel Group, a jihadist watchdog.


According to a translation by SITE, the Assyrian man in the video announces his conversion to Islam. He is also seen embracing Islamic State gestures, such as holding his finger in the "1" sign, and hugging militants."


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