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Islamic State announces killing of 21 kidnapped Egyptian Christians

February 13, 2015

The Islamic State has announced the killing of 21 Eyptian Christians who were abducted from Libya early in January.

A report issued on the internet by the Islamic State said that the Coptic Christians were killed in “revenge for the Muslim women persecuted by Coptic crusaders in Egypt.” The reference was evidently to an incident in which two Egyptian women married to Copts were allegedly pressured to repudiate Islam.

The Egyptian government has not confirmed the deaths of the 21 kidnapping victims, but fears that the internet report is accurate.

 


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