Gretchen's Take: Will Any Christians Be Left in Middle East When ISIS Is Done?
Gretchen Carlson lamented the latest mass kidnapping of Christians by ISIS terrorists in Syria.
Activist groups said today that as many as 90 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, were taken hostage after ISIS overran several small villages in northeast Syria.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists inside Syria, reported that 90 people have been abducted.
The reported kidnappings come a week after ISIS released a video from Libya showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. That group only included men, not women and children.
In her "My Take" commentary, Carlson highlighted the heartbreaking account of one Syrian woman who did not know the status of her parents and other family members. The woman said land lines and mobile phone communications were cut.
"She asks, 'have they been slaughtered? Are they still alive?' This is just one woman's account as she searches for any news. This is the reality for people living in the Middle East and specifically for Christians. You have to wonder if any will be left once ISIS is done," said Carlson.
Former CIA operations officer Charles Faddis reacted to the latest kidnappings on "The Real Story," saying that the sad reality is that these people will "probably be executed."
Faddis said that ISIS "could" use the Christian hostages to broker a prisoner exchange of some kind.
"We can hope that will happen. That would be good news," he said.
Faddis said ISIS is targeting Christians because they see the overall fight in the Middle East as an apocalyptic struggle.
"They look at this as the end of times. ... The world is effectively coming to an end and Islam is going to triumph and everybody else is going to be annihilated. So when you really get down to the core of it, that's actually the way they think," he explained.
Watch the segment above.