Christians continue to be violently persecuted around the world, the latest tragedy is the murder of two Coptic Christians who were ruthlessly tracked and assassinated execution style.
The Associated Press reports ISIS is responsible for the killing of a Coptic Christian teacher in northern Sinai last week, four days after a Vet was killed because of his faith, an unidentified official said.
Gamal Tawfiq was shot in the head by two militants that followed him home from El-Samran School.
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The specific names of the shooters haven’t been released, but security officials explained that the prime suspects are affiliated with ISIS.
Just four days before then, a local Christian vet was gunned down in el-Arish, the same city as Tawfiq.
“For long, incidents of shooting and killing Christians were sporadic, but recently we are witnessing an increase that I think will turn into a repetitive pattern in el-Arish,” said Ishaq Ibrahim, a researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights told AP.
Faithwire previously reported about the harassment and brutal treatment faced by Coptic’s in the country of Egypt.
This past December, 25 people were killed in a deadly attack on a mass service and the man responsible for the horrific act was a 22-year-old Muslim Brotherhood suicide bomber.
Ten percent of the Egyptian population identify themselves as Coptic Christians, a term used to refer to “Egyptian” Christians, an ancient sect that is linked to the traditional Orthodox religious center of Alexandria.
Egyptian Christians are facing high levels of persecution and if ISIS is able to have their way, the sad truth is the killings will continue.
Pray for Christian brothers and sisters in Egypt!
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