By Mark Ellis and Michael Ashcraft, special to ASSIST News Service
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (February 18, 2015) — The latest foreign fighters to flock into the war zone in Iraq and Syria are Christians who want to do more than their western governments allow.
U.S. vet Jordan Matson engages in firefights regularly with ISIS soldiers alongside pro-Western Syrian Kurds, according to an interview with Fox News.
“I decided that if our government wasn’t going to do anything about it, I would,” says Matson, who’s fought ISIS since September 2014. “We’re getting shot at on pretty much a daily basis. It’s more of a World War II or Vietnam style fight. We don’t have the technology that the United States military has to push our enemies away.”
A strong Christian who has the words “Christ is Lord” inscribed in his vest, Matson says he decided to enlist when he saw the news reports about Christians being executed mercilessly while family members were sold into slavery and given to human trafficking.
“What tipped the iceberg was when Mosul fell itself and they killed a lot of Christians,” he says. “These people are human beings; they just want to live in peace.”
Thousands of Muslim radicals, drawn by the Medieval-like barbarism of ISIS, have joined the terror group in recent months. Less publicity has been given to the estimated dozens of Christians who have quietly joined the forces of good, not as mercenaries but as volunteers.