ISIS conducts mass beheading of Coptic Christians

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The Coptic Church of Egypt is the oldest Christian denomination in the Middle East. Followers are a persecuted minority in Egypt and now they have been targeted by the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.

On Sunday, video was released that showed a horrific mass beheading of at least 21 Coptic Christians who worked as day laborers in Libya. All the prisoners were dressed in bright orange jumpsuits and are seen being marched to a beach on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea .The video is titled “A message signed with blood to the nation of the cross.”

A militant then speaks in English

”All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes, especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore we will fight you all together. The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.”

The men are then laid face-down and simultaneously beheaded. The group says they will next ”Conquer Rome, the seat of all Catholicism.”

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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