ISIS has issued a ‘fatwa’ or verbal order to suffocate children with Down syndrome and disabilities. As of today, December 14, 2015, 38 babies have been suffocated to death under this order. I’m stunned at this lethal order to kill a child like my daughter.
This ‘fatwa’ reminds of me another decree given by a king to kill every male baby under the age of 2 in Nazareth.
“…he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under…” Matthew 2:16
Jesus was a threat to Herod who ordered the death of baby boys. Disabled children are not a threat to ISIS yet this order reveals their brutality towards the weak. If you have a disability, you are not safe under ISIS rule.
My heart and prayers go out to the moms and dads who were ordered to kill their babies. My hope is that this fatwa will stir the world to act on behalf of those who can’t fight for themselves. Let us fight on our knees with prayer and by raising our voices in an outcry until the leaders of the free world rise up and act.