ISIS militants murder a Coptic Christian father and son in Egypt
A father and son who were members of the Coptic Christian faith, were found dead behind a school in north Sinai, Egypt, a stronghold of the terror group.
According to local reports, the son had been burnt alive whilst the father, a man in his 60s, had received multiple gunshots to the body.
In a 20-minute video posted on YouTube, ISIS encouraged militants to threaten and murder Egyptian Christians.
A masked jihadi, identified as Abu Abdallah al-Masri, claims the Coptic Pope and a number of wealthy businessmen were the group’s “favourite prey”.
Al-Masri, who was the man behind the suicide bombing at St. Mark’s Cathedral, also promised to release of imprisoned Islamists when the group takes control of the capital.
Shocking photographs show ISIS wreak havoc in Iraq Thu, February 2, 2017
Inside Islamic State’s arsenal: Jihadis using HELL CANNON in northern Iraq and MAKING bombs on INDUSTRIAL SCALE in these shocking photographs.
Play slideshow Daily Express 1 of 12
The December attack, in which 29 people were killed – was the deadliest on Egyptian Christians in living memory.
Minutes before he launched a bomb on the Egyptian Church, Al-Masri was captured on CCTV footage, strolling calmly across a sunlit street.
Unrest ensued after 21 Coptic Christianswere murdered in 2015
Defending their mission to kill the Coptic’s, the narrator described the religious group as “infidels who are empowering the West against Muslim nations”.
Masked assailants on a motorbike on February 12 gunned down a Coptic vet at the wheel of his car also in El-Arish, where gunmen killed a 35-year Christian civil servant at the end of January.
Christians make up around 11 percent of the Egyptian population and nearly all of them are Coptic.
- 'ISIS militants' OBLITERATED in precision airstrike
- Imam 'encouraged congregation to conduct terror attacks for ISIS'
- Joy after woman removes veil and sets it ALIGHT after escaping ISIS