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but she's changed in the Syrian town of the Turkish border once besieged by Islamic state the tide turned against the militants four years ago and that presence has had a curious effects on the local community with a group of Syrians converting from Islam to Christianity this was one of the region's minority face with Islamic state hopes to re route the case with the opening of the town's first evangelical church last year that number is now growing in Kobani Max enough med lost an arm in an explosion in the town he fled to Turkey for medical treatment and it was that he decided to convert from Islam , this message I became a Christian in Turkey I've been a Christian for four years is because of my friends who is there with me every day the tide became Christian they showed me the ways of Jesus can you can you the Virginia with Missy , wish biz say the experience of war on the on the slopes of the city extremist group claiming to fight for Islam has pushed many people towards Christianity in the police have enough the church's pastor says many people have found a new you and loving community amongst the congregation most had become atheist or agnostic having lost the faith in religion and gold during the war but critics cite the Nikon vets with suspicion accusing them of seeking personal gain such as financial help from Christian organizations working in the region they also worry about future tension with Muslims in a country mired in recent years by sectarian and ethnic conflict , this was not the lasting legacy Islamic states had planned as a persecuted minority flourishes in this tiny corner the Middle East