In the midst of our own trials and tribulations, let us not forget our brethren who are facing death daily in the middle-east.
(CNN)Egyptian warplanes staged a second wave of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Libya on Monday in retaliation for the slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS militants, Egypt’s state-run Ahram Online reported, citing security officials…
The bombing raids came after ISIS released a gruesome video Sunday that appeared to show ISIS militants beheading men they said were Christians on a beach.
Threats from English-speaking jihadi
The footage, bearing many of the hallmarks of previous ISIS videos of the killing of hostages, has intensified international concerns about ISIS’ deepening reach into countries far beyond its strongholds in Syria and Iraq.
The slickly produced video shows the apparent mass killing, with jihadists in black standing behind each of the victims, who are all dressed in orange jumpsuits with their hands cuffed behind them.
Twenty-one Egyptian Christians were kidnapped in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte in two separate incidents in December and January. They were reportedly from impoverished villages and went to Libya looking for work.
Although the ISIS video showed around a dozen men being beheaded, Egyptian officials said that all 21 Christians were believed to have been killed.
Some of the hostages cry out “Oh God” and “Oh Jesus” as they are pushed to their knees..
Read the below news item last night which seems to confirm what many of the experts have been saying recently.
The hacktivist collective known as Anonymous hacked into hundreds of ISIS Twitter accounts and email addresses in a major strike called #OpISIS.
In a statement issued by Anonymous, the group which describes itself as “Muslims, Christians, Jews …” and said they “come from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity” declared that ISIS militants are not Muslims.
Source: CPost (see full article if time allows)