DAILYKENN.com -- There were 224,335 people killed by Islamic supremacists between 9-11-2001 and 12-31-2017 making Islam the world's deadliest hate group. Another 303,817 were injured. The number of terrorist hate crimes topped 32,000 during that time frame.
21 of those victims are being memorialized in Libya by a new church dedicated in their honor.
From egyptindependent.com ▼
The Bishop of Samalut Church in Minya, Anba Befnosios, held Mass prayers on Thursday to mark the opening of ‘al-Shohadaa’ (Martyrs) Church in al-Our village, which is dedicated to 21 Coptic martyrs killed by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, 2015.
20 of the Coptic martyrs had once been residents in Minya’s Samalut and Mattay villages, before they were kidnapped by militants in January 2015. A republican decree was subsequently issued in 2015 to open a church in their memory.
Dozens of Copts and families of the martyrs participated in the Mass in al-Our village. They lifted the Egyptian flag on the church walls and placed depictions of prominent figures. Additionally, posters of Pope Twadros II, Bishop Benosios, and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi were hung in front of the church.
A statement from the Libyan Interior Ministry said that the remains of the Egyptian Coptic martyrs were uncovered in October 2017.
The bodies were found handcuffed and beheaded, dressed in the same orange outfits they wore in the video showing their brutal murder, the statement said.
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