A call to remember Coptic martyrs

Friday, October 9, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

killing of Coptic ChristiansMartyrs in Egypt are being remembered in a call for international action to assist them.

Coptic Solidarity is hosting an online conference today (2:00 p.m. Eastern), calling on all nations to remember the massacres of Coptic Christians in Egypt and elsewhere. Lindsey Griffin, a spokeswoman for the group, tells OneNewsNow it comes this year on the ninth anniversary when many of them were martyred.

"They were peacefully protesting the closure of their church," she explains, "and in response, the Egyptian military used live ammunition without warning and drove armed personnel carriers over Christians, killing [many of] them …. The result was that 27 Coptic Christians were killed and over 300 [were] wounded."

The Egyptian government still has not taken responsibility for it. Griffin says one of the reasons Egypt has not responded – let alone punished those responsible – is the lack of international pressure. And she says now is not too soon to begin.

Coptic Solidarity also reminds the public not to forget the 20 Copts and a man from Ghana in orange jumpsuits who were lined up on a beach in Libya and beheaded by terrorists in 2015 (see picture above).

Griffin's organization has made available on its website an entire resource kit for individuals who want to host events at their own house, their church, or a community center to focus on modern Coptic martyrs.

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