ISIS Now Targeting Egyptian Christians - Church Militant

SINAI PENINSULA, Egypt (ChurchMilitant.com) - Islamic State (ISIS) militants are now targeting Coptic Orthodox Christians in eastern Egypt. Egyptian security forces have been fighting against the growing ISIS threat in Egypt for the last five years ...

Sinai Peninsula 'will remain part of Egypt': Al-Sisi - Anadolu Agency

Sinai will remain Egyptian territory, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi declared this week amid rumors of plans to resettle Palestinians in the desert peninsula. “People have sacrificed their lives to ensure that Sinai remains a part of Egypt ...

Christians Targeted For Persecution In Egypt; Sparks Coptic Families to Flee Sinai - Christian Post

Fearing attacks by Islamic State militants, Coptic Christian families fled their homes from the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to Ismailiya City, 115 kilometers northeast of the capital Cairo. The evacuation was prompted ...

ISIS News Today 2017: Islamic Terror Group Continues to Target Coptic Christians - Christian Post

Persecution against Orthodox Copts by an affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has escalated in the past weeks. Repeated violence is perpetrated against Orthodox Copts, forcing dozens of families to flee their homes in the northern ...

Coptic families fleeing terror threats in North Sinai jumps to 143 in Ismailiya - Ahram Online

The number of Copts who have fled North Sinai to the city of Ismailiya after a recent spate of killings of Christians by Islamist militants has risen to 143 families, a spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church announced on Tuesday. In an official ...

Sisi says he rejected plan to evacuate North Sinai to combat terrorism - Ahram Online

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Tuesday that he had rejected an earlier plan to evacuate North Sinai of its residents to better combat Jihadists in the area. "Forty months ago, I received a plan to evacuate the entire North Sinai region ...

Egypt: Government must protect Coptic Christians targeted in string of deadly attacks in North Sinai - Amnesty International

The Egyptian authorities must offer urgent protection to Coptic Christians in North Sinai and provide essential services and accommodation to hundreds who were forced to flee their homes, after seven people from the community were killed in a series of ...

Sissi defends anti-Jihadists fight after Copts flee Sinai - africanews

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has defended his government's strategy in the fight against jihadists in Sinai Peninsula, where dozens of Christians have fled after a string of jihadist attacks. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. A series ...

546 Christians flee from Arish to Ismailia: Coptic Church - Egypt Independent

The Coptic Orthodox Church said on Tuesday that a total of 133 Christian families, comprising 546 people, have fled from Arish city to Ismailia. Seven Copts were killed by extremists in Arish, North Sinai in less than three weeks, including two who ...

Egypt's Muslims Stand With Persecuted Christians, Condemn ISIS Attacks - ChristianToday

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi greets Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II, head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church. Al-Sisi has attempted to improve relations between the Muslim and Christian communities.Reuters. Islamic authorities in Egypt ...

Attacks on Copts in Sinai 'a message from ISIL' - Aljazeera.com

The latest string of attacks in northern Sinai's El Arish against Coptic Christians were indirect attempts by armed groups to undermine the government, according to Egyptian experts and analysts. Hundreds of Copts fled their homes last week after seven ...

Egypt's Sissi vows to help Coptic Christians fleeing Sinai - Deutsche Welle

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has said those fleeing Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula will receive support. More than 100 families have left the area in the past few days after seven killings. Ägypten Hunderte Kopten von der ...

Christian Deaths in Sinai Fuel Conspiracy Theories on Arab Social Media - Breitbart News

Christian dignitaries in the Egyptian city of Ismailia have been absorbing a wave of refugees from across the Sinai Peninsula after at least seven Coptic Christians were murdered by militants affiliated with the Islamic State. Internal refugees are a ...

ISIS steps up brazen attacks on Christians - Catholic Herald Online

In the past three days, ISIS militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them during a brazen raid in the middle of a public market. Two of the men have been found slain ...

Sisi defends anti-ISIS fight after Copts flee Sinai - Al-Arabiya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended his country's fight against the ISIS group, after dozens of Christian families fled the Sinai Peninsula following a string of jihadist attacks. An ISIS affiliate waging an insurgency in the Sinai ...

Coptic Christian mother sees husband and son killed - BBC News

Hundreds of Coptic Christians have fled Egypt's northern Sinai region after a spate of attacks by the Islamic State group. They are taking refuge in the city of Ismailiya after seven Christians were murdered within two weeks. Coptic Christians make up ...

ISIS attacks on Sinai Christians pose challenge to Sisi - Jerusalem Post Israel News

A NUN WEEPS inside Cairo's St. Marks Coptic Cathedral yesterday, after terrorists killed at least 25 people and wounded 49 during Sunday mass. (photo credit:AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / REUTERS). At the Mary Jirjis Church in Ismailia, Egypt, Mervat Jirjis ...

Egypt Gov't Deplored for Failing to Protect Fleeing Christians - AINA (press release)

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is facing criticism for his failure to protect Coptic Christians. The religious sector is suffering from worsening persecution by Islamic militants despite his instructions to security forces "to completely eradicate ...

IDC Stands in Solidarity with Coptic Christians and Calls for their Protection - Pakistan Christian Post

Washington, DC: February 28, 2017. (PCP) ISIS continues to carry out its campaign against Christianity from the Middle East, and in a recent video vowed to escalate its campaign of systematic persecution Egypt's Coptic Christians. Since the recent ISIS ...

Egypt's President Might Bring up Christian Persecution With Trump - Christian Post

The escalating violence against Christians in Egypt could reportedly become a topic of discussion for the White House visit being planned by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. It could even be on top of the agenda now that the crisis has turned into a ...