ISIS Told Egyptian Christians: ‘Nobody Is Safe’

Egyptians hold candles and a cross in front of the Coptic Christian Cathedral in tribute to the victims of the bomb attack, following a deadly explosion inside a Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghan

Egyptian Christians in the Sinai Peninsula are fleeing their homes en masse in the wake of Islamic State terrorist attacks, the New York Times reports.

Violence against Egypt’s Christian community has surged since the ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the election of an Islamist party to power. The current Christian exodus comes after an ISIS propaganda video was released last Sunday promising more attacks on the religious minority.

The video came after an ISIS terrorist killed a Christian man along with his pregnant wife, and then hung around to finish a soda before leaving. “They want to send a message that nobody is safe,” an aid worker told the New York Times. ISIS was also responsible for one of Egypt’s deadliest terror attacks in December, when 25 Christians were killed in a church during a prayer service.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.