ISIS have released a video showing the apparent beheading of a Christian man who identified as being a citizen of South Sudan.

The video, which was released by ISIS’ faction in Libya, purportedly shows the captive wearing an orange jumpsuit making a short statement in which he gave his name and nationality.

The man was then shown being forced to his knees and beheaded.

His executor justified the murder on the grounds of revenge for persecution of Muslims in South Sudan.

“This is a message to our Muslim brothers in South Sudan who are suffering injustice, uprooting and slaughter at the hands of the Christian aggressors,” said the masked ISIS fighter, who was dress in black.

“We are conveying good news to you that Allah has deployed the soldiers of the caliphate to avenge for you and defend you.

“We will cut every hand that hurt you. O’ Christians in South Sudan know that as you kill you will be killed and as you displace our brothers we will do the same… No safety or shelter for you except that of the Islamic State.. We will fight all of you as you fight us”.

The video, thought to have been filmed near Derna, has just been released but it is not known when the alleged executions took place. Nor can the authenticity be assured. The man, wearing an orange execution suit, is named as Mohamed Al-Ghaid. Mohamed is not a name used by Christians.

Via Libya Herl