The blood thirsty and barbaric Islamic State have released a new video allegedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. The victims had been working in Libya when they were separated from their Muslim co workers and taken by Islamofascist terrorists.
A scrolling caption in the video referred to the hostages as “People of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian Church”. Speaking in English, a fighter from the group said the beheadings were revenge for “Muslim women persecuted by Coptic crusaders in Egypt”. Usual stupid response as the Copts are in no position to persecute anybody in Islam dominated Egypt.
Coptic Christians make up around 10% of Egyptians. Until Egypt was invaded by Muslim armies , almost the whole of the nation were Copts. With the Muslim invaders spreading Islam by the sword with the choice of convert or die. Eventually Islam and its backward ideology became dominant.
Under Muslim rule, Christians were treated as second-class citizens both in society and under Islamic law, Copts paid jiyza (special taxes), had no access to political power but were exempt from military service. The Copts were cut off from the main stream of Christianity, but they were allowed to practice their religion with many restrictions in place .Unofficially, still to this day Egyptian Copts face persecution from Muslims.