Libya: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Libya.

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http://christiannews.net/2015/02/16/isis-beheads-21-at-beach-we-will-mix-crusaders-blood-with-osama-bin-ladens-in-sea/

Beheading of Coptic Christians in Libya Shows ISIS Branching Out


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Egypt: Persecution News Update

Originally posted on TIME:

The Egyptian government said Sunday that a video apparently showing the execution of Coptic Egyptian hostages in Libya by militants allied to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) was genuine, underscoring the group’s global reach and the unity of message among its adherents.

The five-minute clip, published online on Sunday, depicts the hostages — believed to be 21 Christian Coptic laborers from Egypt, kidnapped from the city of Sirt — being marched onto a beach where they are forced onto the sand and then killed by knife-wielding executioners.

One of the killers, dressed in camouflage, speaks in English. “We will conquer Rome,” he declares, pointing his knife toward the sea.

The video has similar qualities to the filmed executions of ISIS hostages in Iraq and Syria. The hostages wear the same orange jumpsuits as the Western hostages, intended as a reference to the uniforms worn by prisoners…

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Egypt Says Video Showing Beheading of Coptic Christians Genuine


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Egypt: Persecution News Update

Originally posted on TIME:

A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages has been released by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).

The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group — which controls about a third of Syria and Iraq in a self-declared caliphate — has established a direct affiliate less than 500 miles from the southern tip of Italy. One of the militants in the video, speaking English, makes direct reference to that possibility, saying the group now plans to “conquer Rome.”

The Associated Press could not immediately independently verify the video. But the Egyptian government and the Coptic Church, which is based in Egypt, both declared it authentic.

The Egyptian government declared a seven-day mourning period and President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi addressed the nation late Sunday night, pledging resilience in the fight against terrorism.

“These cowardly actions…

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Egypt’s ISIS Affiliate Claims Sinai Attacks That Killed 26


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(EL-ARISH, Egypt) — An Egyptian militant group affiliated with ISIS has claimed responsibility for coordinated and simultaneous attacks that struck more than a dozen army and police targets in three towns in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 26 security officers.

The wide-ranging attacks late Thursday required a previously unseen level of coordination. At least one car bomb was set off outside a military base, while mortars were simultaneously fired at the base, toppling some buildings and leaving soldiers buried under the debris, official said.

An Army spokesman immediately blamed former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack. Twenty-five Army soldiers and a policeman were among those killed.

Along with the military base that was hit, the other attacks included mortar rounds fired at a hotel, a police club and more than a dozen checkpoints, officials said.

The militants struck the Northern Sinai provincial capital el-Arish…

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Egypt: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Egypt.

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http://www.frontlinemissions.info/?p=1956

Egypt: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the persecution of a Christian convert from Islam in Egypt. We have previously reported on the persecution of this man who had sought recognition of his Christian status.

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http://www.christiandaily.com/article/noted.convert.from.islam.in.egypt.wins.partial.appeal.but.remains.in.jail/49633.htm