Four members of a Christian family of Syrian origin living in Alexandria, Egypt, were stabbed to death Monday. A man was seen walking out of their apartment holding a black plastic bag.
The father of the family, 44, who was employed in one of Sharm el-Sheikh’s hotels, was found stabbed in the stomach, the chest and the shoulder. His 35-year-old wife was stabbed in the neck, and so was the husband’s 43-year-old sister. [Six-year-old among members of a family stabbed to death.] The murderers started a fire in the kitchen, in an apparent attempt to set the entire apartment aflame and destroy evidence.
The large Christian community in Egypt, which numbers about 10 million people, has increasingly been coming under attack from Muslims in the last few years. Many Christians have been murdered and wounded, and over 100 churches, homes and businesses owned by Christians have been attacked, with some being burned down.
The Egyptian regime has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamist forces for these attacks.
Sure, why not blame the MoBros?
Security sources have confirmed that the explosion on the Egyptian side of the Taba crossing on Sunday was carried out by a suicide bomber. Four civilians were killed and 15 were injured in the incident. A fifth body, that of the suicide bomber who set off the explosion, was also found in the rubble.
According to investigators, the terrorist set off the bomb when the bus was just a few meters from the crossing into Israel through the Taba gate crossing. The bus was to have continued on to the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat. The driver got off the bus to arrange paperwork with border guards when an unidentified man approached the vehicle and blew himself up, witnesses said.
An Al Qaeda-inspired group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the attack, and released a statement on Twitter vowing to continue its fight against Egypt’s military-led government.
“We will continue to hurt the leaders in Egypt, the economy, the tourism and the gas,” the statement read.
What happened to “No Blood for Oil”?
Maybe President Obama, being twice burned, is thrice shy about even mentioning the Middle East anymore. Still, you’d think his… let me make sure I get this right… Christian faith would command him to speak on behalf of a persecuted minority.