More Coptic Christians Murdered the Past Two Months Than Admitted as Refugees During Obama's Presidency
The Coptic Christian community in Egypt is the largest Christian community in the Middle East, representing more than half the Christians in the region.
And much like their counterparts in other Middle Eastern countries, they live embattled lives. The problem has been acute since the New Year's Day bombing of the Two Saints Church in Alexandria in 2011 and was further inflamed by the fires of the so-called "Arab Spring" and Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt.
As the Copts faced terror, violence, and discrimination, they also faced the callous indifference of the Obama administration.
In fact, more Coptic Christians have been murdered in the past two months than the Obama administration admitted as refugees during the entirety of Obama's presidency.
Two months ago I was reporting here at PJ Media about the suicide bombing of one of the churches inside the Coptic cathedral compound in Cairo. Initially, 25 worshipers—almost all women—were killed.
Four more victims have died since:
This brings the total number of victims killed in the Dec. 11th bombing to 29 souls.
On Jan. 3rd I reported on a Christian storekeeper who was brutally murdered by an Islamist, reportedly because he had sold alcohol.
Since then, four other Coptic Christians have been murdered in what are believed to be sectarian attacks.
So in the period of two months, the Christian community in Egypt saw 34 of its members murdered.
As noted earlier, these attacks targeting Christians are nothing new.
In August 2013, the Coptic community suffered one of its worst shocks in its nearly two thousand year history when a wave of arson attacks targeted churches, monasteries, Christian homes, and businesses throughout the country at the hands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters.