Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt’s Christians

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Source: Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt’s Christians

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamic State group affiliate in Egypt released a video Monday showing the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December and vowing more attacks on the country’s Christian.

A narrator says in the 20-minute video that the Egyptian Christians are the extremist group’s “favorite prey.”

The video shows footage of Egypt’s Coptic Christian Pope, Christian businessmen, judges and priests who either speak of the need to protect the minority or use derogatory terms to refer to Egypt’s Muslim majority. The narrator says Christians were no longer “dhimmis,” a reference to non-Muslims in Islam who enjoy a degree of state protection. Instead, the group describes the Christians as “infidels” who are empowering the West against Muslim nations.

“God gave orders to kill every infidel,” one of the militants carrying an AK-47 assault rifle says in the video.

Egypt’s Coptic Christians, who make up around 10 percent of the population, have been always a favorite target of Islamic extremists. Attacks on churches by Muslim mobs increased since the 2013 military overthrow of an Islamist president. Christians overwhelmingly supported the army chief-turned-president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and extremists have used such support as a pretext to increase attacks against them.

The video shows footage of Abu Abdullah al-Masri, the militant who blew himself up at the central Cairo church in December. The attack, says the narrator, was “only the beginning.”

“Oh worshippers of the cross … the soldiers of the state are watching you,” another masked militant identified as Abu Zubair al-Masri says.

The video carries the logo “Egypt” instead of the normal “Wilayat Sinai” or the state of Sinai. Wilayat Sinai, the name of the IS branch in Sinai, has claimed responsibility for dozens of suicide bombings and attacks, mainly targeting security forces and military across the country but primarily in Sinai Peninsula, where the army has been leading an anti-terrorism operation for years.

The IS message comes at a time when attacks on Coptic Christians have escalated in Sinai. In the past month, at least three Christians were gunned down in separate drive-by shooting attacks in the city of el-Arish.

 

3 thoughts on “Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt’s Christians

  1. Where is this ” Religion of Peace ” we keep being told Islam is ? Reality seems to show a different story:
    Koran 2:191 “slay the unbelievers wherever you find them”
    Koran 3:28 “Muslims must not take the infidels as friends”
    Koran 3:85 “Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.”
    Koran 5:33 “Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam”
    Koran 8:12 “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Koran”
    Koran 8:60 ” Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels”
    Koran 8:65 “The unbelievers are stupid, urge all Muslims to fight them”
    Koran 9:123 “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood”
    Koran 9:30 “The Jews and Christians are perverts, fight them.”
    Koran 9:5 “When the opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you find them”
    Koran 22:19 “Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water, melt their skin and bellies”
    Koran 47:4 “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels, behead them when you catch them”.

    Just the facts !
    The followers of Islam have have killed 270,000,000 people in the world since the 7th Century and their goal is to take over the world. Just the truth but it is ignored.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guXBTgAxhIw 1400 years of Islam explained.

  2. OH Muslim lunatics;We are watching you.We of the Heavens look forward to casting you into the lake of fire or perhaps letting you work in the mines of Centaur 23 lights years away.Your fate is decided.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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