Another Coptic Christian was shot in Benghazi, Libya—just a few days after the bodies of seven Copts, killed execution style, were found in the north African nation.
Salama Fawzi, 24, was shot in the head while unloading food in front of his grocery stand and is currently being treated in a Libyan hospital where he is said to be in critical condition.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coptic Solidarity is severely disappointed by the insubstantial response of Libyan and Egyptian authorities regarding the murder of seven Coptic Christians in Libya on February 25. The individuals, who had all been shot execution style in the head, were found on a beach in Benghazi's Jarhoutha suburb.
The Coptic Church condemns the recent murders of seven Egyptian Copts in the region of Garutha, west of Benghazi, Libya.
Their bodies were found full of bullet marks; in images, half of one man’s head and face appears to have been blown off.
According to new media reports, the Qatar government has called on the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Group (al-Gama‘a al-Islamiyya)—including Assam Abdul Majid and Tarek al-Zomor, the leaders of the Islamic Group, and Muhammad Mahsub, Ashraf Badr al-Deen, Mahmoud Hasayn, and Hamza Zawba, the formal speaker of the Brotherhood’s Justice and Freedom Party—to leave Qatar and go to the English capital, London.
Ansar Bayt al-Muqadas, one of the latest Islamic terror groups to target Egypt, combating the post-Morsi government, yesterday posted on YouTube a video clip of the bombing of a military intelligence building in Anshas, east of Cairo.
This terrorist attack occurred in December; at least four were injured. The video, which shows the building for several seconds before it is bombed, further confirms that Ansar Bayt al-Muqadas was indeed responsible.
Jihadi chants are heard throughout the video clip, beginning with “Oh prophet, move the believers to fight.” Then, apparently to rouse the anger of Islamists everywhere, images and clips of the military neutralizing pro-Morsi protesters appear, as well as images of the jihadis’ greatest political enemies in Egypt, the military, beginning with Maj. Gen al-Sisi.
It is then that the military building appears being bombed—apparently to show viewers angered by the previous images how to respond.
Finally, the video ends with Abu Mus‘ab al-Zarqawi—the late al-Qaeda affiliated jihadi leader in Iraq, who was notorious for decapitating his enemies—thus demonstrating the quality of those currently fighting the Egyptian government.
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