Raymond Ibrahim: The Slow-Motion Genocide of Egypt’s Christians & Islamic State on killing spree of Christians in Sinai. From JihadWatch.org with comments

Yet another murderous wave is taking Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority by storm, leading to another exodus from their homes.

Last week in al-Arish, Sinai, Islamic State affiliates killed a 65-year-old Christian man by shooting him in the head; they then abducted and tortured his 45-year-old son before burning him alive and dumping his charred remains near a schoolyard.

Perhaps because of its sensationalist nature — burning a human alive — this story was reported by some Western media. Yet the atrocities hardly begin or end there. Below is a list of Christians murdered in al-Arish in recent days and weeks:

  • January 30: A 35-year-old Christian was in his small shop working with his wife and young son when three masked men walked in, opened fire on and killed him. The murderers then sat around his shop table, eating chips and drinking soda, while the slain lay in a pool of blood before the terrified wife and child.
  • February 13: A 57-year-old Christian laborer was shot and killed as he tried to fight off masked men trying to kidnap his young son from off a crowded street in broad daylight. After murdering the father, they seized his young son and took him to an unknown location (where, per precedent, he is likely being tortured, possibly already killed, if a hefty ransom has not already been paid).
  • February 16: A 45-year-old Christian schoolteacher was moonlighting at his shoe store with his wife, when masked men walked in the crowded shop and shot him dead.
  • February 17: A 40-year-old medical doctor was killed by masked men who, after forcing him to stop his car, opened fire on and killed him. He, too, leaves a widow and two children.

It is likely that more Christians have been slain recently in Sinai; because Copts are being killed in quick succession, it is not clear if ongoing reports are documenting the same or new incidences. For instance, a recent February 24 report says “On Thursday [February 23], a [Christian] plumber in the city was shot dead in front of his wife and children at their home….  A day earlier [February 22], gunmen killed another [Christian] man before his pregnant wife, then calmly drank a bottle of Pepsi before taking off, witnesses told aid workers in Ismailia.” Is the February 22 Pepsi drinking incident the same as the one reported above as occurring on January 30, or a different one?

This uptick in Christian persecution is believed to be in response to a video recently released by the Islamic State in Sinai. In it, masked militants promise more attacks on the “worshipers of the cross,” a reference to the Copts of Egypt, whom they also referred to as their “favorite prey” and the “infidels who are empowering the West against Muslim nations.”

As a result of the recent slayings and threats of more to come, at least 300 Christians living in al-Arish have fled their homes, with nothing but their clothes on their backs and their children in their hands. Most have congregated in a Coptic church compound in neighboring Ismailia by the Suez Canal.

In a video of these destitute Copts, one man can be heard saying “They are burning us alive! They seek to exterminate Christians altogether! Where’s the [Egyptian] military?” Another woman yells at the camera, “Tell the whole world, look — we’ve left our homes, and why? Because they kill our children, they kill our women, they kill our innocent people! Why? Our children are terrified to go to schools. Why? Why all this injustice?! Why doesn’t the president move and do something for us? We can’t even answer our doors without being terrified!”

(Note: Donations that go directly to the dislocated Christians of al-Arish can be made here).

For his part, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered military and security forces to “completely eradicate terrorism” in North Sinai. Such a response might be reassuring to al-Arish’s Christians — if it wasn’t also deja vu. Back in 2012, and in response to what Islamists perceived as widespread Christian support for Sisi’s military coup of then president Morsi — Sinai’s Christians were heavily plummeted: one priest, Fr. Mina Cherubim, was shot dead in front of his church; a 65-year- old Christian man was beheaded; several other Christians, including youths, were kidnapped, held for ransom, and later executed when the exorbitant ransoms could not be met. Two churches were attacked, one burned.

Just as now, hundreds of Christians fled their homes; and, just as now, Sisi vowed to root out the jihadi nests in Sinai.

Incidentally, it should not be imagined that Christians in Sinai are only murdered when ISIS or other jihadis have a special reason (such as 2012’s  “revenge” spree against pro-Sisi Christians) or when a video inciting violence against Christians is released (as in the recent cases). For instance, in June 2016, Fr. Raphael Moussa 46, was randomly shot dead in “a hail of bullets” outside the Church of the Martyr of St George in Sinai.

In January 2015, masked gunmen stormed the home of a Christian man residing in al-Arish. After robbing him and his family at gunpoint, they shot him several times in the head, instantly killing him. According to the slain man’s wife, her husband was murdered “only because he was a Copt [i.e., Christian].” She pointed out that the masked intruders robbed everything in sight — including the money in his pockets, the jewelry she was wearing, her handbag, cell phones, and even a Bible. Then, after stealing everything available, and for no practical purpose, they shot her “infidel” husband dead. A month later, another Christian man in al-Arish was randomly and fatally shot.

Nor, it should be noted, is the slaughter of Egypt’s Christians limited to Sinai, which some downplay by pointing out that the peninsula is already an acknowledged hotbed of jihadi activity. Last month, few Western media reported on any of four separate murders of Christians that took place over the course of just ten days — murders that occurred all around Egypt proper, not Sinai: in Alexandria (where a Muslim man crept up behind a Christian shopkeeper and slit his throat, murdering him); in Lower Egypt (where a Christian man, 62, and his wife, 55, were found slaughtered, with numerous stab wounds, in their home); in Upper Egypt (where a young and well-liked Christian surgeon known for offering free services to the poor, was also found slaughtered with many stab wounds in his apartment).

And of course there was Cairo — the nation’s capital — where, two months ago, an Islamic suicide bomber entered St. Peter’s Cathedral and killed nearly 30 Christians, mostly women and children.

In short, a new genocide appears to be unfolding — the Obama administration itself admitted that ISIS is committing “genocide” against Christians and other minorities — even as an old indifference looks the other way.


Islamic State on killing spree of Christians in Sinai


  1. Crusades Were Right! says

    March 3, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Current establishment “wisdom” has it that Islam should get the “not guilty” verdict on the grounds that most Mohammedans aren’t actively engaged in committing these kinds of vile crimes against others.

    On that basis, I strongly suspect that Nazism, Communism and the Ku Klux Klan would also have to be declared “not guilty”.

    Or is that different?

    • Angemon says

      March 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Or is that different?

      Of course it’s different. Nazis, Commies and KKK-ers are mostly White Males!

  2. mortimer says

    March 3, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Islam is the only religion that actively promotes genocide as the ‘final solution’ demanded by their god.

    And He brought those of the People of the Scripture who supported them down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some ye slew and ye made captive some. And He caused you to inherit their land and their houses and their wealth, and land ye have not trodden. Allah is Able to do all things

    Qur’an 33:26-27

    Then the Messenger of Allah commanded that ditches should be dug, so they were dug in the earth, and they were brought tied by their shoulders, and were beheaded. There were between seven hundred and eight hundred of them. The children who had not yet reached adolescence and the women were taken prisoner, and their wealth was seized.

    Tafsir Ibn Kathir – The Campaign against Banu Qurayzah

    Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Some people (i.e. the Jews of Bani bin quraiza) agreed to accept the verdict of Sad bin Muadh so the Prophet sent for him (i.e. Sad bin Muadh). He came riding a donkey, and when he approached the Mosque, the Prophet said, “Get up for the best amongst you.” or said, “Get up for your chief.” Then the Prophet said, “O Sad! These people have agreed to accept your verdict.” Sad said, “I judge that their warriors should be killed and their children and women should be taken as captives.” The Prophet said, “You have given a judgment similar to Allah’s Judgment (or the King’s judgment).”

    Sahih Bukhari 5:58:148

    • 1reader says

      March 3, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Dang, mortimer, that is some Holy, holy sh-t. I especially love the holy instructions thus,

      “Then the Messenger of Allah commanded that ditches should be dug, so they were dug in the earth, and they were brought tied by their shoulders, and were beheaded.”

  3. RichardL says

    March 3, 2017 at 8:47 am

    the truly confounding thing is that the Christians say they are willing martyrs. I have many Egyptian friends and that is their attitude. Most of them have second passports. Still they will not leave. Like the German Jews: we are Germans! we are professors, soldiers, bankers… They will not do this to us.

    • dumbledoresarmy says

      March 3, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Part of it is Dhimmitude. Read Mark Durie “The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom”, and its companion booklet “Liberty to the Captives”.

      There’s also a very good essay by Bat Yeor, summarising the history of the Copts under Muslim rule, “A Christian Minority: The Copts in Egypt”.

      The other part of it is this: the Copts *know* that they are in their own homeland. They are in continuity with the pre-Islamic history of Egypt. They are *more* truly Egyptian than any of the Muslims around them, even though most of those Muslims are descended from force-‘converted’ Copts. They originally spoke Coptic rather than Arabic. They are the aboriginals, so to speak. And naturally enough they do not want to flee their homeland and leave the invaders and occupiers, the Muslim Arabs (and the Arabised and Islamised persons who have utterly forgotten and repudiated and despise their pre-Arab pre-Islamic ancestors and identity) in undisputed and boastful possession.

      I have often thought that what the Copts need is the equivalent of Israel. In a sane world, the USA and Russia, the two most powerful daughters of Western and Eastern Christendom, would get together and force Egypt to accept the carving-off of a ‘Kosovo’ homeland for the Copts. Aegyptia Nova – Sinai, with Gaza included (it has water and fertile land; it used to have orange groves and vineyards)… *and* the Suez Canal with a strip of territory either side, to provide revenue for the new non-Muslim Coptic state, and to ensure that a key transport corridor was under the protection of an Infidel state. ALL Muslims would be turfed out, back into Egypt; meanwhile, ALL the Copts would move from Egypt to Aegyptia Nova, which would be allied with *both* the USA and Russia – and under their joint nuke ‘umbrellas’ – AND … with Israel, who could advise the Copts on how to make the desert bloom, and help them train their young men and women to create a Coptic equivalent of the IDF, to keep all future mohammedan attempts at invasion at bay.

      The new state would derive revenue from oil, fishing, tourism (the Sinai beaches are marvellous), religious pilgrims (the Mt Sinai monastery could be revitalised as a centre of learning and devotion), agriculture and the Suez Canal. And I *bet* that it would return magnificently on all monies invested by its Infidel sponsors and allies. It wouldn’t be a ‘failed state’ addled by Islam, like Kosovo is becoming or soon will be. Like Israel, it would flourish; and the Copts would at least be close to home and ‘at home’, and looking after a very ancient Christian historical site. They could welcome Jewish Israeli investment, tourists and businessmen. They wouldn’t have to worry about attack from the Israel side of the border; and ditto, Israelis would no longer have to fear attack from the south-east, at least.

  4. 1reader says

    March 3, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I have a great idea. Let’s import these Sharia motivated murderers in to the USA. We have a lot of Christians here that they could murder. Oh, and Jews and gays and….

  5. will says

    March 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

    These are the vary people the
    Propaganda organization controllers
    Military leaders
    Money changers
    Special interest

    In this country CIVIL WII

  6. RCH says

    March 3, 2017 at 10:46 am

    This is the harrowing tale of a little boy in 1990 in the Kashmir Valley, India, when their long term Muslim neighbors suddenly turned on them in brutal jehaad… read on..

    Open letter to a Kashmiri Islamist Shehla Rashid(JNU) from a Kashmiri Hindu who was traumatized in the 1989 pogrom of Hindus…

    Shehla Rashid,

    I am Aditya Tikoo. It was the morning of 19th January 1990. I (then 5) was playing with my mother on the bed. She was 7 months pregnant. She took me in her lap and asked – “what do you want – baby brother or sister?”. “Brother” – I replied. She kissed my forehead and held her hand on my head in affection.

    Suddenly we heard a noise outside. It was some mob that was nearing our house. It kept getting noisy with each moment. My father who had gone outside rushed into the house and came to our room. I saw his eyes full of fear for the first time. He was a school master in Srinagar. “They are coming”, he said.

    I felt my mother’s grip around me was tightened suddenly. I looked at her face. She fainted. I asked, what happened? She almost cried, said- nothing Bachcha. She covered me with her shawl. I could clearly hear her heartbeats as my ears were pushed against her. Her heart was beating abnormally. I could not see her face now. It was all dark inside. But now I could realise, she was wiping her tears.

    The procession was now outside our locality which had 7-8 Hindu homes. Someone from the mob shouted – “Thats the master’s house”. And then started the announcement from the nearby mosques – “Asi gachchi Pakistan, Batao roas te Batanev san” (we want to become Pakistan with Hindu women not with their men). It was announced by the mob. All men must leave valley leaving behind their women. Some of them kicked the gate and pelted stones at the window. We were terrified. I was in mother’s arms. Who was shivering. Carrying three hearts. Two within, one in arms.

    Mosques started making announcements after announcements. It was a recorded cassette with Islamic songs warning the idolaters. To free Kashmir from Kufra. Azadi ka matlab kya La ilaah illillaah.

    Few minutes later, 3-4 males from the locality knocked the door. My father opened it in fear. They were Hindu neighbours. Came to inform we are leaving in 2 hours. They have gone mad. They won’t listen to us. They won’t let us live anymore. This is our last day in valley.

    While they were discussing how to flee, those words of mob – Asi gachchi Pakistan, Batao roas te Batanev san were playing in my mind endlessly. I only knew a woman in my life. She was my mother. I asked myself, what will they do with my mother? Why do they want her for Pakistan? I asked after a silence – Maa, what are they saying? Who are they? Why will they take you away? Will I go with you?

    Na bachcha. I am your mother. I will be with you always – she cried bursting into tears.

    In few hours, my father arranged tickets for us. Mother packed a few things – some jewellery, cash and a Shiva Ling. I was looking at her in fear while she was packing. She was constantly crying. She consoled me a couple of times and pretended she is fine. But I knew she wasn’t.

    We left home in the noise of loudspeakers from mosques. I can still hear those voices. Those aggressive tones, words and call for action. I could see skullcaps around staring at us with the glare of victory. Eyes that wanted to peel the skin off my mother and eat her flesh.

    My father tried to pick me up since mother was advised not to lift heavy things. I thought if I leave her, she will go with mob.

    I cried like never before. I said – Maa take me with you. Don’t leave. She tried to explain- I am not leaving. I am with you. Just be with Dad. I refused. My father cried for the first time. He forcibly snatched me from mother again. I was so terrified that I almost felt unconscious.

    When I got my consciousness back, I found myself in mother’s lap in the bus. She was crying and thanking God. We fled the valley. There were thousands like us. We lived in a tent in Jammu for next 2 months. A lot happened there.

    My mother had miscarriage. She lost the child. She lost the smile forever. A few years ago, I got to know the full story. When I fell unconscious, she did not let Dad touch me. She carried me for all the time so that when I open my eyes, I find her right in front. Because this is what I wanted. To be carried by her. She walked and ran for 5 long kilometers carrying two children – one in arms, one inside to catch the bus. She got the bus but lost her other child.

    We are settled in Delhi now. With her sacrifice and blessings, I am doing well in life. My mother doesn’t talk much.

    Listen Shehla Rashid, I am not a storyteller. Neither are you some dear to me with whom I wanted to share what I never did till today.

    I just want you to know one thing. Whenever my mother listens to the Azadi slogans or Kashmiriyat or La ilah illillaah on TV in Kashmir or Delhi, she sees her child bleeding to death. She cries in other room. Thinking about her child. Who was snatched away from him by the slogans of Azadi, Pakistan and La ilaah illillaah.

    Your slogans and defence of Azadi lovers remind my mother of her child who was brutally murdered by you, your fathers and Islamists.

    Thus, you are my enemy. Whenever someone tries to harm you or slaps you or beats you or threatens you, I feel he is standing with me for my lost sibling who I never saw. Whenever someone silences the voices of Azadi, hum le ke rahenge azadi, hum kya chahte azadi etc whether Army in Kashmir or people like ABVP or Agniveer in Delhi, we feel as if someone is coming to rescue us and our lost baby.

    I find you personally responsible for tears of blood my mother shed all these years. You and millions of Azadi seeker Islamist swines are the reason she has never smiled since 19th January 1989. She is the victim. You are the attackers. Game will begin now.

    You Jihadis will be slapped, beaten up and destroyed wherever you are. Those whom army can’t shoot, will be taken care of by us. You cry victim. We will beat you more. For our mother’s blood. For her tears. For her lost child. For her lost smile.

    For all those hundreds of mothers whom you raped. For all mothers whom you abducted and snatched away from their children forever. Mothers who are still missing from the valley. Mothers whose breasts were cut off with the slogans of Allahu Akbar. Mothers whose private parts were mutilated with slogans of Islam Zindabad. Mothers whose thighs were tattooed with Islam Zindabad. Mothers whom you disrobed. Mothers whom you forced to parade naked in front of their children.

    Whatever has happened to you is just a trailer. You cry that a few stones hit you and gave you scratches. Know that my mother almost bled to death. My mother saw her child bleed to death. Yours is a drama. Hers was real.

    We swear to the dignity of all those mothers. All rapist Jihadi Kashmiri Islamists will be silenced by all means. Kashmir is not yours. Forget about it. Forever.

    – From a real Kashmiri and son of Mother India

    By: K Bharat on Friday, February 24th, 2017

    Islamic State on killing spree of Christians in Sinai

    Sinai Christians have become a target for the Islamic State, which is now “waging an insurgency against the Egyptian government in Sinai” and “has turned to targeting Christian civilians after suffering setbacks in its confrontation with the army.”

    On February 19, ISIS released a video threatening attacks on Christians as a follow-up to its December bombing of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, which killed 28 people. The video described Christians as “infidels” and enemies of Islam.

    The video included a masked man who shouted the words: “Oh crusaders in Egypt, this attack that struck you in your temple is just the first with many more to come, God willing.”

    Here we see the same propaganda about “crusaders” against Islam, when it was the Islamic Arab invaders who conquered Egypt by bloody force in the 7th century.

    “I am not going to wait for death,” Rami Mina, who left Arish on Friday morning, said by telephone. “I shut down my restaurant and got out of there. These people are ruthless.”

    Where are Western nations to help innocent, non-threatening Christian refugees who are being singled out for slaughter by the Islamic State?

    “Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree”, By Ahmed Aboulenein, Reuters, February 24, 2017:

    Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks.

    A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia’s Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, were fleeing. More than 200 students studying in Arish, the province’s capital, have also left.

    Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday. Islamic State, which is waging an insurgency there, claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which were shootings. One man was beheaded and another set on fire.

    “I am not going to wait for death,” Rami Mina, who left Arish on Friday morning, said by telephone. “I shut down my restaurant and got out of there. These people are ruthless.”

    Sectarian attacks occur often in Egypt but are usually confined to home burning, crop razing, attacks on churches, and forced displacement.

    Arish residents said militants circulated death lists online and on the streets, warning Christians to leave or die.

    “My father is the second name on their list; anyone Christian they put on the list” Munir Adel, a vegetable seller who fled on Friday, said as he huddled with four family members at the Evangelical Church, waiting for church officials to find them a place to stay.

    Adel’s parents did not leave Arish because of their old age, he said. “They could be killed at any moment.”


    Islamic State released a video on Sunday threatening Egypt’s Christians and vowing to escalate a campaign against them after it bombed a chapel adjoining Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic papacy, in December, killing 28 people.

    “Oh crusaders in Egypt, this attack that struck you in your temple is just the first with many more to come, God willing,” said a masked man in battle-dress the group said blew himself up in the chapel.

    Orthodox Copts, who comprise about 10 percent of Egypt’s 90 million people, are the Middle East’s largest Christian community. They have long complained of persecution.

    The Coptic Orthodox Church denounced “the recurring terrorist incidents in North Sinai targeting Christian citizens” in a statement on Friday.

    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told military and police chiefs “to completely eradicate terrorism in northern Sinai and defeat any attempts to target civilians or to undermine the unity of the national fabric”, in reference to the killings, his office said on Thursday.

    Egypt is battling an insurgency that gained pace in 2013 after its military, led by Sisi, overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed.

    Major General Mostafa al-Razaz, North Sinai’s deputy police chief, said security forces were capable of handling the “crisis” and that they added more patrols and checkpoints.

    But Sinai’s Christians say security forces on the ground are unable to protect them and are overwhelmed by the militants.

    “The government does nothing. There is no security in Sinai, they can’t even protect themselves,” said Adel…..



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    1. Dave says

      March 2, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Its sad state of affairs . And what will you do with 3 million muslims living within America who follow the same idealogy, the koran, hadiths that ISIS follows ?

      Media , RINO’s, Left/Liberals do not have balls to speak against jihadis/sharia law and often paid to shill for islam.

      And they are clueless about saving their own women and children from jihadis http://tinyurl.com/zcgplm3

    2. mortimer says

      March 2, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Indigenous Christians of Egypt are the original people of Egypt. Christianity predates Islam in Egypt by 600 years.

      Muslims love demonizing non-Muslims, since that is the Koran’s basic message: ‘Allah hates the disbelievers and therefore, Muslims should hate them too.’

      Islam is pure bigotry.

      • Westman says

        March 2, 2017 at 10:09 am

        Is there not something strange about the most educated, intelligent, being, who created the Universe, being personally driven to hate because some biological machine, on one of his billions of planets, did not prostrate itself in slavish attitude, five times a day – a compromise with Muhammad after asking for fifty?

        Does Allah live next door to Charlie Sheen?

    3. Dawn says

      March 2, 2017 at 10:08 am

      This is sad Christians are being persecuted , killed etc and all my government of Canada can do is help Muslim refugees. That is not right. Why are they so important.

        • Carlos Danger says

          March 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm

          The Western establishment including the Trudeau Government, academics, journalists, “faith leaders”, etc. hate traditional Christianity and Judeo-Christian values more than they fear radical Islamists.

    4. Barbara says

      March 2, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      REMEMBER THAT PRES. MORSI —- was obama plant and the people did an upraising to remove him. They didn’t want the muslim brotherhood. and we don’t either. get them out of our country

    5. Carlos Danger says

      March 2, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Too bad that the Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury are too busy with lent to mention this religious cleansing.

      Turning the other cheek would not be an attractive alternative anyway.

    6. Charli Main says

      March 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      I fear for the safety of Saint Catherine’s monastery in Sinai. The knowledge held in the library of Saint Catherine’s is incomparable.

      If these vermin are not eradicated, this monastery could go the same way as Palmyra.

    7. putridislam says

      March 2, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      It’s the same story everywhere. Wherever moslems are, Christians and Jews are persecuted but shshs don’t mention this to Trudeau. He’s too busy getting Soros funding to destroy Canada by importing the enemy.

    8. Angemon says

      March 2, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Egypt is battling an insurgency that gained pace in 2013 after its military, led by Sisi, overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

      First of all, Sisi is President because he won elections, fair and square. Second, the overthrow was merely the crystallization of the expressed will of the Egyptian people, who marched and protested against Morsi by the millions. Third, if their reaction to losing elections is engage in terrorism and kill civilians, maybe outsiders can glimpse why the Egyptian people wanted Morsi gone.

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