October 25, 2021

ISIS Islamic Terrorists Beheaded 21 Coptic Christian Egyptians in Libya

Ashraf Khalil and Maggie Michael wrote an article entitled “Video: Islamic State militants behead 21 hostages” which was published in the Miami Herald on February 16, 2015. The reporters wrote that a video showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian hostages was released on February 15, 2015 by Islamic terrorists in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL. Titled “A Message in Blood to the People of the Cross,” the video was stylistically similar to previous Islamic State videos.These horrific killings indicate the expansion of the Islamic Caliphate, which already controls about a third of Syria and Iraq, to Libya, a nation that is less than 500 miles from the southern tip of Italy. One of the terrorists in the video makes direct reference to that possibility by indicating that the group now plans to “conquer Rome.”

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Islamic terrorists had been holding 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians hostage for several weeks. These Egyptian men were workers from the city of Sirte who were captured in December 2014 and January 2015. The Egyptian government and the Coptic Church, which is based in Egypt, both confirmed the authenticity of the video of the executions.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi addressed the nation on February 15, 2015. He said that that he will continue the fight against terrorism and declared a seven-day mourning period. President el-Sissi said the following: “These cowardly actions will not undermine our determination. Egypt and the whole world are in a fierce battle with extremist groups carrying extremist ideology and sharing the same goals.” The Coptic Church released a statement asking Egyptian Coptic Christians to have “confidence that their great nation won’t rest without retribution for the evil criminals.”

Khalil and Michael explained that the Islamic terrorists identified themselves as the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State. The video showed the prisoners dressed in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked Islamic terrorist. One savage Islamic terrorist stated the following: “All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes, especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore, we will fight you all together. The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.”

The 21 Coptic Christian Egyptian men were forced to kneel and then laid face-down and were simultaneously beheaded. An Islamic terrorist beast then pointed northward towards Europe and said, “We will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission.”

Khalil and Michael pointed out that Libya is a nation which is rich in oil and short on labor. It has attracted poor Egyptian workers to find employment in that nation. Libya’s 2011 civil war left much of the country devastated and increased the need for skilled foreign workers. Egyptians took advantage at the opportunity. They are the largest single group of foreign workers in Libya. However, Egyptians, and Egyptian Coptic Christians in particular, have become frequent targets of Islamic terrorists who have overrun Libya’s two largest cities, Tripoli and Benghazi. The Egyptian government has responded by suspending most flights to Libya and issuing travel warnings.

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This image made from a video released on February15, 2015 by Islamic terrorists from ISIS shows 21 Coptic Christian hostages being taken to a beach in Libya to be beheaded. The Egyptian Christians laid face-down and were simultaneously beheaded in another horrific crime aimed at recruiting more savages to the Islamic caliphate.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt rapidly retaliated against the Libyan terrorists and the reactions of the United States and the West

On February 16, 2015, Egyptian airplanes conducted a second wave of airstrikes against the Islamic State in Darna, eastern Libya. The airstrikes were in retaliation for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian hostages on a beach by ISIS Islamic terrorists, which was shown in an online video released a day earlier. One the targets was the Islamic State training bases south of the city and the home of Bashar al Drissi, one of the leaders of the Islamic State in Libya.

The Egyptian government made an announcement on state-run television stating the following regarding the airstrikes it had conducted: “Retribution and response to the criminal acts of terrorist elements and organizations inside and outside the country. We stress that revenge for the blood of Egyptians, and retribution from the killers and criminals, is a right we must dutifully enforce. “Honor, nation”, this is the slogan of men who ask for death as a sacrifice for the nation. They are men who do not know the meaning of impossible. They penetrate rocks and mountains, and they challenge difficulties. They race each other for martyrdom, on land, sea and air. Their life is a heroic epic, and their martyrdom a sacrifice for dignity and a pride for Egypt.”

An additional 35 Egyptians inside Libya were kidnapped, in the aftermath of the Egyptian bombings. The government in Tripoli, which is not recognized by the United States, denounced the beheadings as “heinous crimes,” but condemned the Egyptian air strikes. What would be the fate of these Egyptians?

It is uncertain whether the killings and the Egyptian airstrikes against the Islamic State terrorists would prompt the United States or European nations to intervene in Libya. The United States evacuated its embassy in Tripoli in July 2014, and European countries have abandoned their embassies there as well. Italy, which once oversaw Libya as a colonial power, closed its embassy on February 15, 2015. The United States appears to indicate it was unlikely to expand its military campaign against the Islamic State to Libya. In addition to Libya, terror organizations in Afghanistan, Egypt, Pakistan and Yemen have also claimed allegiance to the Islamic State.

On February 16, 2015, President el-Sissi, center, meets with cabinet officials and military officers after Islamic terrorists in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who had been held hostage for weeks. Egypt has launched airstrikes against the Islamic State.

Egypt Tawadros II, Pope of the Coptic Church, left, and President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, during their meeting at St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, on February 16, 2015, a day after Islamic terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State released the video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians held in Libya. Egyptian aircrafts struck Islamic State targets in Libya on February 16 in a swift retribution for the assassinations of these innocent Egyptian men.


The White House reacts to the killings of Christians Egyptians


After learning about the horrific beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians, Obama immediately went to play golf, while White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was told not say that those assassinated were Christians. Of course, that was the very reason why the barbaric Islamic terrorist animals brutally beheaded them on a Libyan beach.

Below is the official statement by Obama White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest regarding the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian Coptics. You will notice that the victims were not identified as Christians; instead, they are referred to as “innocents,” and “citizens.” Obama wanted to hide the fact that Islamic terrorists in Libya were killing Christians. Obama also did not refer to the savages as Islamic terrorists.


“The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Egyptian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens. ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds. It is unconstrained by faith, sect, or ethnicity. This wanton killing of innocents is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by ISIL-affiliated terrorists against the people of the region, including the murders of dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai, which only further galvanizes the international community to unite against ISIL.,,”

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper “I am outraged and saddened by the beheadings of Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians.” The Egyptian president met with the leader of the Coptic faith to show solidarity.


Cairo has publicly acknowledged

The conspiracy of silence regarding the genocide against Christians in the Middle East

More than one million Christians have been assassinated, being shot, crucified, decapitated, or burned alive, during the last decade. Millions of Christians have fled the Middle East to avoid being killed. However, there seems to be a conspiracy of silence in the United States and Europe with respect to this ongoing horrific genocide.

Each hour, 11 Christians are killed in the Middle East. In 2000, the Christian population in the Middle East was 20%. Today, it is barely 3%. The media in the United States and Europe barely discusses this shameful genocide and systematic ethnic cleaning of Christians. Unless the press writes about this genocide, people in the West are not going to demand their governments to stop it.

President Obama is fearful to discuss the Christian genocide for fear of offending Muslims. The president would not even use the word “Islamic terrorists” and has forbidden the use of that word by members of his administration. He has never spoken clearly to the nation about the immense danger of radical Islam. Yet, this conspiracy of silence must be broken! Future generations would look at our beloved country and the West and wonder why our government and the governments of the nations of Europe did very little to help Christians in the Middle East. How many more thousands of Christians need to die, Christian women raped and sold into slavery, and their churches burned for the United States and the West to act?

Libya has become a failed state thanks to Barack Obama


Two governments rule in Libya, one in Tripoli, the nation’s capital, and one in Tobruk, near Libya’s border with Egypt. Several militias, with ties to al-Qaida and the Islamic State, control parts of the country. Libya has become completely anarchic thanks to the unwise and illegal United States military intervention in that nation by Obama in 2011. Libya is now in the process of splitting apart and has become a failed state.

The New York Times wrote an editorial entitled “What Libya’s Unraveling Means” on February 14, 2015. It stated the following:

“Largely overshadowed by the crises in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, Libya’s unraveling has received comparatively little attention over the past few months. As this oil-rich nation veers toward complete chaos, world leaders would be wise to redouble efforts led by the United Nations to broker a power-sharing deal among warring factions.

A few of the Islamist groups vying for control in Libya have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and carried out the type of barbaric executions that have galvanized international support for the military campaign against the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. The growth and radicalization of Islamist groups raise the possibility that large parts of Libya could become a satellite of the Islamic State.

“Libya has the same features of potentially becoming as bad as what we’re seeing in Iraq and Syria,” Bernardino León, the United Nations envoy to Libya, said in an interview. “The difference is that Libya is just a few miles away from Europe.”

Libya’s elected Parliament and its government, led by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, only has tenuous authority and control after having been thrown out of Tripoli last summer amid fighting between rival militias formed during the 2011 civil war that led to the ouster and execution of the longtime dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. The shell government that Mr. Thinni leads, which is recognized by the international community, currently operates out of the eastern city of Bayda, while the Parliament meets in the eastern port city of Tobruk. The Libya Dawn movement, a coalition of militias and political factions, has wrested control of the capital and established a rival government.

In recent days, Mr. Leon’s team has met with leaders from most of the warring factions, including militia leaders, in an attempt to negotiate. The United Nations hopes these negotiations will result in a cease-fire and eventually in a temporary united government. If the fighting continues, the country will very likely be partitioned and an economy, that might have had a chance to flourish, will completely collapse.

Last fall, an Islamist militant group in the eastern city of Derna announced that it had joined the Islamic State, which wants to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Soon afterward, groups in two other provinces followed suit. Fighters who identify themselves as part of the Islamic State have killed journalists and many other civilians. They took credit for the OMB 13 bombings that targeted the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in Tripoli. Last month, fighters linked to the Islamic State kidnapped 21 Egyptian the Christians (who were later beheaded, as stated earlier) and bombed the Corinthia Hotel in the capital, killing 10 people.

Aref Ali Nayed, the Libyan ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, said in an interview that the militants who have adopted the mantle of the Islamic State could start holding sway over less dogmatic Islamist factions and expand territorial control. “The Islamists have been very clever at rebranding,” he said. “They have learned the franchising model from McDonald’s. They give you the methodology, standards and propaganda material,” he added.

The chaos has paralyzed the economy of a country that has a relatively small population and abundant energy resources. The one industry that is booming is human smuggling. Taking advantage of the lawlessness, smugglers, who use Libya as a way station to move impoverished sub-Saharan African and Syrian refugees to Europe, have become increasingly brazen and reckless in their tactics and sent hundreds to their deaths.

If the diplomatic effort that is underway does not get traction within weeks, Mr. Leon said, it might be too late for the international community to make a difference. Libyans, who have been fighting since the end of the 2011 civil war, must attempt to reconcile and start the arduous process of building a functioning state. Western and regional leaders have limited time to put pressure on them by offering incentives and support for those willing to chart a new course. “Libya is falling apart. Politically, financially, the economic situation is disastrous,” Mr. Leon said. “I don’t think the country can bear a process of months,” he added.

What is missing in this editorial from the New York Times is the fact that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton assisted the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda affiliated terror militias in overthrowing the Qaddafi regime in Libya in 2011. At that time Qaddafi had become an ally of the United States in the War against Terror. It was for that very reason that al-Qaida and the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood wanted to kill Qaddafi. The war was entered by the United States under false pretenses to avoid a supposedly genocide of Libyans by Qaddafi and in violation of our Constitution.

We now know that the Pentagon opposed the military intervention in Libya but the war was pushed by the White House and the State Department, most likely influenced by members of the Muslim Brotherhood who have infiltrated the Obama administration. The misguided U.S. intervention in the Libyan civil war was against the interest of our nation and it was unnecessary since Qaddafi wanted to resign and both Obama and Clinton refused to enter into negotiations with him. Obama allowed one billion dollars in weapons to enter Benghazi on ships from Qatar and the weapons were distributed under the supervision of Special Envoy Chris Stevens to terror groups and the Muslim Brotherhood flying the black and white jihadist flags. Stevens became the first de facto U.S. ambassador to al-Qaida.

Both the President and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton committed treason by assisting terror groups in Libya. Both of them are responsible for the destruction of Libya and for the anarchy and chaos that exists in that nation today. Both of them are also responsible for the expansion of the Islamic State in Libya and throughout the world.


What has Barack Obama done about the serious threat that radical Islam represents to our national security? He has allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate his government. Obama sent weapons secretly and illegally from Libya to Turkey to Syria and most of those weapons ended in the hands of the Islamic Caliphate that now he is fighting. The Libyan weapons were also captured by the al-Qaida-linked al Nusra Front in Syria.

Obama stated at the United Nations that “The world does not belong to those that blaspheme Prophet Mohamed.” However, he seldom criticizes the injustices of Shariah law, the assassinations of millions of Christians in Muslim nations, or the burning of ancient Christian churches. Even worse, Obama has never spoken or used the term War on Terror and Islamic jihadist or explained to the nation the immense threat that radical Islam represents.

After investigating what went on in Libya, the Select Committee on Benghazi should issue its report. If the truth regarding Obama´s actions in Libya is shared with the American people, they would demand that the House of Representatives impeach the president for treason.