Egypt: Two Coptic Christians shot dead in Sinai by Islamist jihadis

September 7, 2022

Our brothers and sisters of the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church in Egypt are persecuted on a nearly daily basis for their faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Not only the Copts, but also our 300,000 Greek Orthodox brothers and sisters in Egypt suffer sporadic persecution, discrimination, and harassment, and as we see so often, frequently Egyptian officials do little or nothing to alleviate their plight.

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

“Two Copts shot dead in Sinai by Islamist jihadis,” by Nader Shukry, Wataninent, August 30, 2022:

Two Coptic men: Salama Moussa Waheeb and his son Hany were shot dead today at the hands of Islamic Jihadis, commonly termed as Daesh (Islamic State IS), as alleged by relatives of the victims.

The shooting took place in the area of Gelbana in al-Qantara Sharq in mid-west Sinai. The victims’ relatives said the two Waheebs had been working in their fields in farmland which they own in Gelbana.

The family is waiting for the hospital and prosecution reports to be able to bury the two men.

The elder Waheeb is father to five children, two sons and three daughters. Hany, who lost his life with his father, is 40, and leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

The years 2013 – 2018 saw a vicious conflict between the Egyptian army and armed Islamic Jihadis who had barricaded themselves in the North Sinai mountains during the post-Arab Spring Muslim Brotherhood power in 2011 – 2013….