Video: ISIS Executes Ethiopian Christians in Libya
The Islamic State released a new video Sunday that appears to show the coordinated executions of dozens of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.
The video depicts ISIS gunmen shooting the Christians in a desert area. It also shows ISIS killers beheading other believers on a beach.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is condemning this latest atrocity by the jihadist army.
"Our fellow citizens have just been killed on a faith-based violence that is totally unacceptable. This is outrageous," a church spokesperson said.
CBN's Erick Stakelbeck offered his insight on this latest ISIS atrocity on The 700 Club, April 20. Click play to watch the interview.
ISIS may have chosen Ethiopian Christians in part because of Ethiopia's attacks on neighboring Somalia. Its population is largely Muslim. So far, the Ethiopian government has not responded to the killings.
The latest video is similar to one released in February that shows the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach. The Egyptian government immediately responded to that with air strikes.
The new video represents the indicates growing strength of ISIS in Libya, and comes as the terrorist group continues to show strength in both Europe and the U.S.
Former German rapper Denis Cuspert is featured in a new ISIS video that threatens to activate sleeper cells in Germany, Britain and Australia.
There's also concern in Britain about a friend of the radical Muslim Anjem Choudary taking his four children to a part of Syria controlled by ISIS.
In the U.S., authorities arrested six people on Sunday as part of a nationwide probe to locate those in this country that are recruiting for ISIS overseas.
"This radicalization piece cannot be underestimated," Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, warned.
"The social media campaign and savviness of ISIS and the propaganda is what greatly concerns us as Homeland Security officials because they can radicalize from within the United States sort of the enemy within the United States," he said.
Another threat: terrorists training overseas and returning to the U.S. to launch an attack.
An Ohio man is being accused of just that after training with terrorists in Syria. The FBI says Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud was planning to kill U.S. soldiers, execution style.
Meanwhile, the latest ISIS execution video has not been verified. But it appears to show the growing influence strength and resolve of what is clearly an international terror threat.