We’re waking up to news of another terror attack, this time against Coptic Christians in Egypt. No one has taken credit for it yet, but this isn’t a first time Christians have been targeted in Egypt (see ISIS Attacks Christians in Egypt on Palm Sunday and In Egypt, Elderly Christian Woman Publicly Stripped and Paraded Through Streets).
No, they weren’t targeted by Methodists…
At least 23 Coptic Christians have been killed in a terrorist attack in Egypt, the BBC and multiple outlets reported early Friday morning. Another 25 have are reported injured.
The attack took place in the Egyptian province of Minya when a gunman opened fire on a crowded bus heading to a local monastery.
It’s not the first time minority Christians have been targeted in the country. Only last month, dozens were killed and more than a hundred were injured after two separate bombing on Copts. The attack garnered a presidential condemnation on Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. ISIS later claimed responsibility. In December, 2016, another 25 were killed when a bomb destroyed a Coptic Christian cathedral.
— At Peace (@nojudgement32) May 26, 2017
Horrifying: Gunmen Attack Coptic Christian Convoy in Egypt, Killing at Least 20 https://t.co/o76LT0WNMf Many of the dead were kids.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) May 26, 2017
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 26, 2017
Gunmen in Egypt opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, killing at least 20 people https://t.co/xRyzQCItbQ
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 26, 2017
— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) May 26, 2017
More details as they become available.
More calls for us to just coexist coming shortly after.
Remember to tweet your “thoughts and prayers” then swiftly change your social media avatars to represent the people who lost their lives to a terrorist group. Probably not Amish. This note is especially important to virtue signaling celebrities who live within gated communities and travel about with armed security.
Oh, and also remember to say how “your heart is breaking” or some such thing, so everyone knows how “woke” and “caring” you are toward people who’ve just been shot to bits. Then carry on with your life as normal. This note is especially important to virtue signaling politicians, who likely won’t change any policies whatsoever. What with all the security provided to them by the very people who are being targeted in these attacks.
Before you call for unity, start calling for truth.