The thing is, they’re far worse than what the ancient Romans ever could be.
Christians who fled their homes when ISIS took control of large swathes of Iraq have revealed the sickening torture those who were left behind were forced to endure.
The jihadis gave Christians four options – leave, convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or die.
Now one Christian, named Esam, has revealed how his brother-in-law was crucified following five hours of torture.
Speaking to charity, ADF International, he said: “My wife’s brother was crucified by Daesh.
“He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus.”
ISIS then cut his brother-in-law’s stomach open and shot him before leaving him to die on a cross.