Skip to comments.Islamic State claims church bombings in Egypt
Posted on 04/09/2017 3:07:19 PM PDT by Lorianne
Dozens of worshippers were killed or wounded when bombs were detonated at two Egyptian churches earlier today. The Islamic States Amaq News Agency quickly claimed credit for the attacks, saying that a covert cell had struck churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.
The first bomb was detonated at Saint George church in Tanta and the second at Saint Marks Cathedral in Alexandria. Pope Tawadros II, who heads the Coptic Orthodox Church, was reportedly in attendance at Saint Marks either shortly before or after the jihadists struck.
Initial casualty reports say that at least 37 people were killed and approximately 100 others injured, according to the Associated Press (AP). Most of the casualties were reported at the Saint George church.
The Islamic States men bombed another Coptic church in Cairo on Dec. 11, 2016. At least 25 people died as a result.
In late March, the Islamic States Wilayah Sinai (or Sinai province) released a video (The Light of Sharia) advertising its implementation of harsh sharia law in the areas under its control. The production opened with a mans arm being positioned for amputation, presumably because he committed some minor offense, such as theft. The jihadists boasted of the fact that they were cracking down on cigarettes and alcohol, both of which are prohibited in the so-called caliphates lands.
In The Light of Sharia, Wilayah Sinai blasted the Muslim Brotherhood, which ruled for a short period of time in Egypt following President Hosni Mubaraks ouster. The Egyptian military subsequently deposed Mohamed Morsi and the Brotherhood. Abu Bakr al Baghdadis loyalists used the video to criticize Morsis friendly relations with Pope Tawadros II and the Copts. For example, one short scene in the video features the two sharing warm words. A screen shot is included below:
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I have doubts that ISIS is even being destroyed.
Sure seems like they are spreading.
Why is Mecca still around and not a smoking heap of rubble???
Be sure to thank Obama, Clinton, and McCain for this one.
Well, they had 8 years of the Gravy Train via 0bama. General Mattis better step it up - double-time!
Its a pity that Trump has taken actions that are contrary to his better instincts. During the campaign he made it clear that if ISIS and the other radical jihadists were to be destroyed, the US would have to make common cause with Russia. First destroy the field jihadist, then the Wahhabi and the House of Saud that inspire and fund them. It is tragic for Western culture that Trump and Putin cannot make the necessary common cause and are being distracted.
Uhmmm, maybe because we don’t want a Billion even more outraged Moslems. The death toll following such and act would be in the millions which the Suicidal West is not able to accept.
I see, it might resurrect the Crusades when we forced the barbarians back in to their caves.
They spread a while back.
In fact, there have always been ISIS-like groups and ideology within the larger body of Islam. History clearly show this.
More liberal cultural enrichment and diversity.
Reason #12,000,000,001 why you should report Muslims from the USA...
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