The targeting of Coptic Christians in Egypt is not a new problem. I wrote about it for Fox News in 2011 after the bombing of several churches in Alexandria. But since then, the attacks have continued to escalate.
In 2014, the Islamic State took the town of Qaraqosh, in Iraq, forcing Christians to flee by the thousands. In 2015, we saw the grueling images of 21 Coptic Christians being beheaded, and then another 30 Ethiopian Christians killed in Libya. In 2016, 25 were targeted with a bomb at a Coptic church in Cairo. The latest attacks on Christian churches took the lives of 47 in Egypt.
This is a big problem, but we serve a bigger God. Let us pray.
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