Skip to comments.The Copts: Why does the Islamic State kill Egypt’s Christians?
Posted on 04/12/2017 1:01:46 PM PDT by heterosupremacist
The Islamic State doesnt overthink things, but there is a group that is particularly bothersome for them: the Copts. The two videos of executions in Libya have shown the death of Copts: first, Egyptian Copts in February, and now, Ethiopian Copts in April.
The Copts are a tiny Christian minority in the Near East. They are martyrs: they die for their faith. They traditionally tattoo a cross on their wrist. They are an example of how, in Muslim-majority countries, it is possible for Christians and Muslims to live side by side. Thats why ISIS kills them. They are troublesome.
I had been in Egypt at the end of the 80s with a group of friends. We traveled the country from north to south for a month. We made many friends among the Copts.
Accompanied by some students from the Jesuit college in Cairo and by some young professionals, we submerged ourselves in a little-known world. On long trips, during dinners that lasted until dawn, during visits to monasteries, to the homes of the rich and the poor, we had the opportunity to take part in some way of the life of the Copts.
Those Christians, who use the language of the Pharaohs in a liturgy passed down from the first centuries of Christianity, fascinated us, children of the purist European rationalism.
In 2011, there was a major attack against one of the churches in Alexandria, shortly after Mubarak was forced out of power. And I wanted to return, to do an in-depth report, to answer the questions that afflicted me: Would the Copts still be there?
It was clear that they were, because the news spoke about themabout dozens of deaths and attacks; about their suffering, their protests, and their change of patriarch...
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Apply it to every group that hates Christians. In other words, 90% of the world.
Muslims killing Christians ( and everyone else ) since the 7th Century.
Sharia is the goal.
Muslims kill all non-muslims because they are commanded to by their prophet in his evil book called the Koran.
There is no moderate version.
“Why does the Islamic State kill Egypts Christians?”
No brainer alert: IT IS WHAT MOSLEMS ARE TOLD TO DO!
Because they breathe.
Just read the Koran. It’s right there.
The Copts get their name from the word for an Egyptian in the old Egyptian language, before the Arab-Muslim invasion and the dominance of Islam and Arabic. To be a “Copt” was to be an Egyptian. The Muslims attacks the Copts both because they are Christians and because they are reminder that Arabs, Arabic and Islam are not original Egyptians.
This has to be a trick question. The Koran instruct Muslims to kill Infidels. In other words anyone who doesn’t believe in Islam. Unfortunately the Copts are just handy considering they live among the Muslins and are a minority.
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