Why Akathleptos?

Why Akathleptos? Because it means Uncontainable. God is infinite. Hence, the whole universe cannot contain Him. The term also refers to the incomprehensibility of God. No man can know everything about God. We can know Him personally but not exhaustively, not even in Heaven.

Why Patmos? Because the church is increasingly marginalized and exiled from the culture.

Why Pen-Names? So the focus is on the words and not who wrote them. We prefer to let what we say stand on its own merit. There is precedent in church history for this - i.e., the elusive identity of Ambrosiaster who wrote in the 4th century A.D.

“Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth we shall never recognize it." Blaise Pascal

Friday, September 11, 2015

16-Y-O ISIS Sex Slave Describes Savage Beatings, Rape of Christian Hostage Kayla Mueller

A 16-year-old Yazidi girl who was used as a slave by Islamic State terror group leader Abu bakr al-Baghdadi has described the savage beatings and rapes she and other women, including U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller, suffered at the hands of the jihadists. The Yazidi girl, using the name Zeinat, revealed in a CNN interview that she met Mueller when both were forced to serve al-Baghdadi at his home in Raqqa, Syria.

"He treated us so badly," Zeinat said. "He would always tell us: Forget your father and your brothers. We have killed them. And we have married off your mothers and sisters. Forget them."

She said that all the captives were forced to watch beheading videos, which IS members used to warn them about what will happen if they try to escape or refuse to convert to Islam. In one failed attempted escape, the Yazidi girl and others with her were beaten savagely by al-Baghdadi.

"They beat us all over our bodies. We were completely black from the beating. They beat us with everything: cables, belts and wooden sticks," she added.

"(Al-Baghdadi) hit me (with a) garden hose and (a) belt. Then he slapped my face and my nose bled," she said.

As for her relationship with Mueller, Zeinat says that "she was a friend, she was like a sister to me."

The two were kept together inside a jail for several weeks, fed little, and moved around to different houses. Mueller, who was taken hostage in Syria in 2013 while doing humanitarian work, shared with Zeinat that she had been raped by al-Baghdadi.

"When Kayla came back to us (after being taken to see al-Baghdadi), we asked her, 'Why are you crying?' And Kayla told us al-Baghdadi said: 'I am going to marry you by force and you are going to be my wife. If you refuse, I will kill you.'

"Kayla told me specifically ... 'Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi raped me.' (She said he raped her) four times," the Yazidi girl added.

Report is here.

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