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Friday, April 5, 2019

Coptic Christian men executed on film by ISIS

21 Unremarkable Martyrs and Their Remarkable Gifts to the World
21 Unremarkable Martyrs and Their Remarkable Gifts to the World
A writer goes in search of the young Coptic Christian men executed on film by ISIS.
Kent Annan
Martin Mosebach’s new book, The 21, tells the story of 21 Coptic Christians martyred by Muslim extremists on a Libyan beach in 2015. I finished reading it a day before the horrific terrorist attack by a white nationalist on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The echoes between the martyrdoms in Libya and Christchurch are uncanny. In both cases, the perpetrators made a video recording of their violent acts in order to heighten fear and promote their demented vision of purity. In both ...
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