Egypt: Three Coptic Christians Brutally Murdered

March 14, 2022

There are around 300,000 Greek Orthodox Christians in Egypt; like our Coptic Christian brothers and sisters, they suffer sporadic persecution, discrimination, and harassment.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Egypt, see here.

“Three Coptic Christians Brutally Murdered in Egypt,” International Christian Concern, March 11, 2022:

03/11/2022 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – On March 1, three Coptic Christian brothers were brutally murdered by a group of six Muslims who claimed the attack was a “revenge killing” after the death of their own family member seventy years ago. The three brothers, Youssef Youssef Youssef, Afifi Youssef Youssef and Bushra Youssef Youssef, were working in an agricultural at the time of their death.

Their attackers, from Jaweer village, shot the men in Ibshadat village of Mallawi district and then cut and mutilated their bodies. The attackers reportedly danced as they committed their crime. The village from which they came also celebrated with musical instruments when they heard the news….

Some remarked that the mutilating of the corpses made it clear that the violence was linked to religious identity and mirrored the killings of the Islamic State.

According to an ICC source, those responsible for the killing returned to their village saying “Allahu Akbar” or “God is Greater”. The men were swiftly captured and arrested by the police and later confessed their crimes and even demonstrated how they killed the Christian men….