Appearing on “The Kelly File” Tuesday, Christian priest in Baghdad recounted the stunning details of a conversation he reportedly had with an Iraqi soldier as Islamic State terrorists are believed to be just miles away from the Iraqi capital.
In a Monday Facebook post, described as an “SOS” message by Megyn Kelly, Rev. Canon Andrew warned that Islamic State militants “are on the verge of entering Baghdad… All the military air strikes are doing nothing. If ever we need your prayer it is now.”
Andrew told Kelly that he once asked an Iraqi soldier what he would do if the Islamic State launched a full-blown attack on Baghdad. According to the priest, who apparently has dozens of Iraqi soldiers protecting him, the soldier replied, “I would take off my uniform.”
“Why are you in the Army then? Why are you a solider?” Andrew remembered responding. The Iraqi soldier said he is in the military because he needs the money.
Andrew is a revered figure among Christians in Iraq. He is the vicar of St. George’s Church in Baghdad. Because he is a Christian priest who preaches a very different message than the terror group, he automatically has a target on his back.
Andrew told Kelly that nearly all Christians in the area have family members who have been “slaughtered” by Islamic State terrorists. He said he is not afraid, but he worries about what will happen to his people at the hands of the extremists.
Watch the full segment via “The Kelly File” below:
(H/T: The Right Scoop)