Islamic State in Egypt: A ‘Fiery Summer’ Awaits ‘Worshippers of the Cross

  Raymond Ibrahim - 1/7/15 - Coptic Solidarity After the foiled suicide attack on the ancient temples of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt—a tourist designation—the Islamic State has promised a “fiery summer” for the Christian Copts and Sisi government. The jihadi group vowed to unleash a number of suicide bombers—or “martyrs”—to target both groups. Abu Zayid al-Sudani, a leading member of the group, ...

ISIS Kills 21 Christian Copts in Libya

http://www.ansamed.info - 14/2/15 Twenty-one Egyptian Christians kidnapped by Isis in Libya around New Year's are feared dead, after Twitter accounts linked to the Libyan branch of the so-called "Islamic State" announced they had been slaughtered. There is no official confirmation yet but Egyptian media believe the news to be reliable and two pictures released by the same ...

Christian Copts Have Payed 120 Million Pounds in Ransom Since 2011

By Raymond Ibrahim PJ Media - December 2014 According to Mina Thabet, founder of the People's Initiative Party, cases of Coptic abduction and ransoming against huge sums of money are on the rise in the Minya Governorate of Upper Egypt--proving to be a lucrative "business" for "thugs and terrorists" of the Islamic persuasion in an area that is ...

‘Milking’ Egypt’s Christian Copts Dry

Raymond Ibrahim - April 2014 The Board of Inquiry in Cairo monitoring the “sectarian violence that continues to cross Egypt after the overthrow of President Morsi, has documented in a report released on Tuesday, March 25 the endemic forms of violence and abuse that continue to be perpetrated against Coptic Christians in many parts of the country, ...

Violence Against Christian Copts in Egypt Continues Despite Fall of Muslim Brotherhood

By Stoyan Zaimov Christian Post - 27/3/14 Violence in Egypt against Coptic Christians has continued despite the fall of former president Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, with believers still facing abductions and the government seizing their property, the Board of Inquiry in Cairo reported. The report, according to  Fides News Agency, shows that Copts, who make up close ...

Seven Christians Executed in Libya

  Raymond Ibrahim - 26/2/14 Libyan authorities came across the slain bodies of seven Christian Copts in the region of Garutha, less than 20 miles west of Benghazi, on Monday afternoon. According to Libyan authorities, “The slain were killed by gunshots all over their bodies.” Pictures (reproduced above and below) confirm that the men were killed “execution-style,” including one ...

Presidential Advisor Says Attacks on Christian Copts an Attempt to Disrupt Egyptian Unity

MidEast Christian News - 15/8/13 Dr. Sekina Fouad, a journalist and presidential advisor for women's affairs, has denounced the attacks being made on churches and Christian Copts' houses in Egypt, which she described as an attempt to disrupt the Egyptian state's unity. In her interview with Mideast Christian News, Fouad described the phase experienced by Egypt as "a ...

Persecution of Christian Copts in Egypt after Morsi

Michael Curtis - 19/7/13 The continuing dramatic struggle for power and friction in Egypt continues between two groups: the Muslim Brotherhood and the supporters of Mohamed Morsi on one side, and the combination of forces, mainly secular but divided, opposed to radical Islam on the other. Both Muslim extremists and the secular groups had, for differing reasons, celebrated ...

Collective Punishment of Egypt’s Christian Copts

Raymond Ibrahim 11/9/2012 Last month saw Egypt's latest large-scale "collective punishment" of Christian Copts. It started when a Christian launderer accidently burned the shirt of a Muslim customer, which led to a brawl between the two Egyptians. The next day "the Muslim, with approximately 20 of his followers, went to the Christian's home to attack him. Expecting this, ...