Egyptian Christians fear that more deadly attacks are imminent after ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a church in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday that killed 25 Coptic Christians.
According to William Stark with International Christian Concern, there have been a number of protests following the bombing, as many Christians in Egypt were angered and in shock.
"It's the deadliest attack on Egyptian Christians in recent times,” Stark asserted. “The most recent incident that even compares to this is the 2011 New Year's bombing on All Saints Church in Alexandria. In that instance, you had 21 Christians die. In this instance, we now have 25."
Stark told OneNewsNow that the bombing has stoked a great amount of fear within the Christian community.
"Because not only did ISIS take responsibility for the bombing – they also warned that they are going to 'escalate their war against polytheists in Egypt,'” Stark continued. “That's what ISIS and radicals within Egypt refer to Christians as – because of their belief in the Triune God."
Stark asks for prayers for Egyptian Christians as they go through the Christmas season.
"It's going to be a mixture of fear [and] sorrow, and hopefully, they're able to remember within all this what the real meaning of Christmas is – the coming of Christ."