Charmaine Hedding vividly recalls media coverage of Islamic State militants bringing their bloodthirst to the Nineveh Plain of Iraq in August 2014. Christians whose families had lived for two millennia in that region fled in droves. Those who couldn’t flee were executed or enslaved. Nonconforming Muslims suffered similar fates.
Entire towns and villages were deserted as Christians moved to safer regions hundreds of miles from the scourge of ISIS.