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Another Copt murdered; Christians begin to flee Sinai peninsula

February 24, 2017

Another Coptic Christian has been killed by Islamic militants in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula: the 3rd such killing in two days and the 6th in a month.

Gunmen burst into the home of Kamel Youssef in the town of el Arish and shot him, as his family watched helplessly. An Islamic group with ties to the Islamic State had vowed to kill Christians in the region.

Hundreds of Christians are reportedly leaving their homes in the Sinai region to seek security elsewhere.


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  • Posted by: ILM - Feb. 27, 2017 11:09 AM ET USA

    As the left and the right in the US fail to find any common ground in dealing with the crises in the middle east, I am reminded of Our Lord's words; "A house divided against itself can not stand".

  • Posted by: brenda22890 - Feb. 25, 2017 6:22 AM ET USA

    These are the real refugees in grave crisis.