Once again Christians in Egypt have been attacked and murdered. At least 44 have been killed and over 100 injured as they celebrated Palm Sunday services.
A little over two years ago ISIS beheaded 21 Christian from Egypt. At least 37 attacks on Christian by ISIS and Egyptian Muslims have been documented in the last year.
When the media talks about discrimination against certain religious groups and the targeting of people for their faith why is this not the story they broadcast? There are stories of increased scrutiny being require for potential terrorists and maybe the occasional harsh words and, very rarely, an actual instance of violence. But to be a Christian in a Muslim country means true persecution and a constant threat of violence; terror attacks such as this, as well as murder, kidnapping, extortion, assault, and rape.
Where is this story being told?
Dear Lord, please have mercy on the victims of persecution around the world. Accept them in your loving arms. Comfort those who have lost loved ones and heal those injured. In Jesus’ name, amen.