Posted by: Democratic Thinker | February 14, 2015

Commentary: Islamic State: “Great Reward” for Killing Coptic Christians


Raymond Ibrahim—at Coptic Solidarity—reports on the threats by the Islamic State to murder Coptic Chritians abducted in Lybia.


And yet, back in the real world, the well documented reality in Egypt is that Coptic Christian women are regularly abducted and forced to convert to Islam — thus the Islamists project their own vile practices onto Coptic Christians in order to justify killing Coptic Christians.

Coptic Solidarity.

Islamic State: “Great Reward” for Killing Coptic Christians

By Raymond Ibrahim
Published on Saturday, 14 February 2015 14:33

Islamic State Report—Click to Read (PDF).

It recently appeared in an Islamic State report explaining why the jihadis already did — or soon will — execute 21 Coptic Christian workers abducted in (post-”Arab Spring”) Libya.

The justification begins by positioning the 2010 Islamic raid on the Our Lady of Salvation Church in Iraq — where nearly 60 Christian worshippers were slaughtered — as a response to the absurd allegations (based on Muslim projection) that the Coptic Church of Egypt was forcing — and killing — Muslim women to convert to Christianity.   In short, the Islamic State justifies the killing, not only of Coptic Christians, but all Christians anywhere, in the context of, yet again, “collective punishment.”  The excerpt follows, interspersed with my observations (emphases mine):

[T]he Islamic State leadership decided to target the Catholic Christians of Baghdad so as to teach the taghut [tyrant] of the Copts — [late Pope] Shenouda — that the price of Muslim blood is costly, and so accordingly, if his church persecuted any Muslimah [female Muslim] in Egypt, he would directly be responsible for every single Christian killed anywhere in the world when the Islamic State sought its just revenge… And the deaths did not begin until after the crusaders had expressed their arrogance and refusal to execute the righteous demands of the mujahidin [jihadis].

(Read complete article at original site)

A tip o’ the hat to Christian News Wire.