Islamic State video shows beheading of 21 Christians

Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians held by the Islamic State protest in Egypt (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)

Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians held by the Islamic State protest in Egypt (photo credit: YouTube screenshot)

Egyptian Copts killed on shores of Libya; Cairo confirms 20 of its citizens were kidnapped

(SOURCE)  CAIRO, Egypt — The Islamic State group released a video on Sunday purportedly showing the beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians the jihadists say they captured in Libya.

The footage released online shows handcuffed hostages wearing orange jumpsuits being beheaded by their black-suited captors on a seashore in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

In the latest issue of the IS online magazine Dabiq, the group said 21 Egyptian hostages were being held, and pictures showed a similar background.

The video, titled “A message signed with blood to the nation of the cross”, has a scrolling caption in the first few seconds saying it is directed at “People of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian Church.”

Sunday’s video comes just days after IS released a video showing the gruesome burning alive of a Jordanian pilot it captured after his F-16 came down in Syria in December.

The highly choreographed video showing the killing of Muaz Kasasbeh triggered global outrage.

Christians beheaded in Lybia by Islamic State

In January, the IS branch in Libya claimed it had abducted 21 Christians.

A spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry confirmed to AFP in Cairo that 20 Egyptians had been kidnapped in two separate incidents in neighboring Libya.

Badr Abdelatty did not say when they were seized or specify their religious affiliation, but said seven Egyptians and 13 others abducted separately in Libya “are still being detained” by their captors.

4 thoughts on “Islamic State video shows beheading of 21 Christians

  1. Revelation 20:4 “And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God…” Consider reading – Antichrist 2016-2019

  2. I am glad that the fighter jets went to bomb Isis. If good people do nothing the evil people take over!!! If you want peace, you must fight back. There is no other way that evil people will listen. When they become afraid of good people, they will listen. In the same way, they have no choice but to murder those that don’t agree with their belief system, we have no choice but to kill. Killing is self defence. Murder, is when no one has done you any harm. They, meaning Isis, murder when no one has done them any harm. No one else is going to do it for us. Evil people who murder must pay the price for their wrong actions.

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