By Theodore Shoebat
A Christian man in Egypt was murdered in a barber shop by Islamist terrorists by being shot to death. This killing took place not too longer after a major jihadist leader declared: “Targeting the churches is part of our war on infidels,” as we read in one report:
Security officials say a Christian man has been shot dead by suspected Daesh militants while inside a barber’s shop in Egypt’s turbulent northern Sinai.
The late Saturday killing in the coastal city of al-Arish came one day after the Daesh terrorist group’s local affiliate warned it would escalate attacks against Christians. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.
Ayoub is at least the seventh Christian in northern Sinai to be killed by suspected Daesh militants in recent months. The killings have forced hundreds of Christians to flee the region. At least 75 others have been killed in Daesh attacks targeting churches since December.
A Daesh leader in Egypt vowed last week to escalate attacks against Christians, urging Muslims to steer clear of Christian gatherings and western embassies as they are targets of their group’s militants.
“Targeting the churches is part of our war on infidels,” the unidentified leader said in a lengthy interview published by the group’s al-Nabaa newsletter on Thursday. He said churches, security posts and institutions, as well as places where “crusader nationals of western countries” gather were all “legitimate targets.”