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ICC Note: While the war with ISIS has largely focused on Iraq and Syria, the Christians in the small country of Lebanon are fearful that they will be the next target for jihadist groups intent on creating an Islamic state. Already Lebanon is housing more than a million refugees from the Syrian conflict. Open fighting has taken place inside its borders and Lebanese soldiers have been brutally killed by ISIS forces. The more than 2 million Christians in the country are fearful that ISIS will attempt to make good on its threat to “crucify Lebanon’s Christians.”

10/02/2014 Lebanon (Breitbart) – The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group has eyed Lebanon since the jihadists captured Syrian areas and towns along the border. Lebanese Christians are forming self-defense units for an inevitable invasion as the terrorists attempt to spread their caliphate.

“We are a minority and we are under threat by the jihadists,” claimed Rifaat Nasrallah, one of the commanders for the volunteer guards in the Greek Catholic town of Ras Baalbek. “It [the defense units] wasn’t the idea of anyone in particular. The whole village felt in danger so we all agreed it was necessary.”

The International Business Times reported the Islamic State threatened to “crucify Lebanon’s Christians.”

There are 2.4 million Christians in Lebanon, which is 20% of the population. One anonymous diplomat told the Times if the terrorists did crucify a Christian it would “set Lebanon alight.” Ras Baalbek is home to 15,000and is only 11.5 miles from Arsal.

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