Families of Christians Beheaded By ISIS Now Under Attack in Egypt
The families of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were beheaded by ISIS now find themselves under attack.
The families wanted to build a church in the Egyptian village of Al Our, home to 13 of the 21 slaughtered Christians, to honor the victims. But angry mobs swept in and attacked the community's current church, leaving several people injured, according to witnesses.
"The Islamists are trying to rip apart Egypt," Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, with the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, said on "America's Newsroom."
He explained that after a local mosque finished a sermon on Friday, militant Muslims left in a mob and started chanting that they would never allow construction of the new place of worship to begin. Later, they began throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the church.
Jasser said that one good thing that came from this terrible incident is that moderate Muslims came to the defense of the Christians, chasing away the violent extremists.
Jasser acknowledged that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is saying the right rhetoric about unifying Egypt, but he called for the leader to crack down the Muslim Brotherhood not just when they attack him, but also when they attack Christians or other religious minorities.
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