ISIS Kills Another 44 Christians
ISIS attacked various Christian churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday. At least 44 have been killed and dozens more injured in the attacks. Some of these churches had guards, which stopped the suicide bombers at the entrance, but they still managed to detonate the bombs.
The terrorist group wants to try and shake the foundation of Christianity, which is why they decided to strike on Palm Sunday. Christians in these areas have been in harm’s way for years.
ISIS Calls Christians Their “Favorite Prey”
Fox News reports:
“At least 44 now have been killed after bombing Christian churches in Egypt—two bombings on Palm Sunday. A suicide bomber approached the [entrance] to a church, where he was stopped by a security guard and then detonated his bomb. ISIS claiming responsibility, vowing to step up more attacks on Christians. The Christians in Egypt and Iraq have been under fire for years now.”
Author Lauren Green also said:
“ISIS striking here at the beginning of Holy Week strikes against the very foundation of Christianity. ISIS had warned against an attack like this in a video, calling Christians [their] “favorite prey.” Funerals have begun as relatives of the victims bury their dead.”
Militant Groups Believes Bombers From Egypt
“In a statement issued on the Telegram messaging platform and circulated by several ISIS supporters, the militant group identified the bombers as Egyptian nationals. Egyptian authorities have not confirmed the bombers’ nationalities. ISIS warned of more attacks in its statement.
“The Crusaders and their apostate followers must be aware that the bill between us and them is very large, and they will be paying it like a river of blood from their sons, if God is willing,” the group said in Arabic.”
“The first blast ripped through a Palm Sunday service at St. George’s Church in Tanta, killing at least 27 and wounding 78 others, state TV reported. An explosive device had been planted under a seat in the main prayer hall, it said. News footage from Tanta showed people gathering at the church, singing hymns. The video then quickly switched to bars as harrowing screams and cries echo in the background.”