More
    HomeNewsWorldISIS Threaten to Eliminate Egypt's Christians

    ISIS Threaten to Eliminate Egypt’s Christians

    Published on

    spot_img

    Subscribe to our newsletter

    Stay up to date with what's happening in the Christian community

    Muslim extremist group, ISIS, on Sunday threatened to eliminate Egypt’s Christians and vowed to “liberate Cairo,” Ara News reports.

    The militant group released a propaganda video which also showed the man who claimed to be responsible for the bombing of a Coptic cathedral last December which left 28 people dead.

    The alleged bomber, Abu Abdallah al-Masri, said, “To my brothers in captivity: rejoice, you believers, do not falter or grieve. I swear to God we will very soon liberate Cairo and free you from captivity. We will come bearing explosives. I swear we will, so rejoice you believers.”

    ISIS referred to Orthodox Copts as “apostates” and “enemies of Allah” which is the reason they are determined to eradicate Egypt’s Christians.

    The alleged bomber, Abu Abdallah al-Masri, said, “To my brothers in captivity: rejoice, you believers, do not falter or grieve. I swear to God we will very soon liberate Cairo and free you from captivity. We will come bearing explosives. I swear we will, so rejoice you believers.”

    The video came after suspected Islamic militants killed a Coptic Christian teacher in Egypt’s Sinai region on Thursday.

    Fifty-year-old teacher, Gamal Tawfiq, was shot in the head after two assailants followed him from his home to work. Authorities confirmed that this was the second incident of a Christian being killed in less than a week.

    Earlier, another Christian was gunned down in el-Arish, and a Coptic Christian merchant was attacked and killed in his shop in January, Christians in Pakistan reports.

    Orthodox Copts are the Middle East’s largest Christian community, comprising about 10% of Egypt’s population of 92 million. They fear that the attacks against them are escalating. They have been complaining of discrimination, but no help was given to them.

    Sources:
    Aranewsnet. (2017). ARA News. http://aranews.net/2017/02/islamic-state-extremists-threaten-to-eliminate-egypts-christians/

    Madeeha bakhsh. (2017). Christiansinpakistancom. http://www.christiansinpakistan.com/egypt-christian-teacher-gunned-down-by-militants/

    Latest articles

    Prayer, Faith Can Help Teens with Mental Health Issues

    A study on teens and young adults confirmed that those who pray and have a relationship with God were more likely to flourish in life more than their peers.

    Billy Graham Archive & Research Center is Now Open

    The new Billy Graham Archive and Research Center opened in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, the birthday of the late evangelist.

    Count Your Blessings Daily, Not Just Once a Year

    I heard about a family seated around their table looking at the beautiful golden-brown turkey. Dressing and gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, various vegetables, and casseroles complemented the turkey. From the oldest to the youngest, they went around and expressed their praise.

    More than 7,000 Kids Decide to Follow Jesus –YFC

    The Youth for Christ announced that 7,323 kids and teens decided to follow Jesus Christ this year, twice the record reported in 2021.

    More like this

    ‘Praise the Lord!’ Ukrainian Christians Cheer Kherson Liberation

    Ukrainian Christians celebrate the liberation of Kherson with cheers of praise and thanksgiving, seven months after Russia occupied the city.

    JESUS Film Makes History, Now Translated in 2,000 Languages

    The JESUS film makes history as it is now translated into its 2,000th language making it the most translated film of all time.

    U.S. Renews Calls Against Blasphemy Laws

    The United States joined 15 countries in expressing concern over international blasphemy laws.