The number of dead from Sunday’s bombings of two Coptic churches in Egypt has climbed to 50: thirty Christians were killed at the St. George Church in Tanta, and 15 Christians and five police officials were killed in St. Mark in Alexandria. About 120 are seriously injured.
Because Islamic suicide bombings are on the rise and we risk becoming desensitized to them, and because one picture is supposedly worth a thousand words, below are several images and a video of the bombings.
WARNING: Some of these are graphic. (Those who can handle them might also wish to see what the December 11, 2016 St. Peter’s bombing in Cairo and the 2011 Islamic suicide bombing of a Baghdad church, in Baghdad look like.)
Here’s a brief video — likely to be removed by YouTube soon — of some of the victims of the Tanta attack; note the woman whose left leg appears to have been severed from her body during the blast but remains held together in her pants — as well as the dead little girl.
Coptic Pope Tawadros, who was in the St. Mark Church during the attack, and reportedly could not speak or make any comment for some time.
General pictures of the explosions’ aftermath:
RAYMOND IBRAHIM (RaymondIbrahim.com) is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam expert. His books include Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings, translations, and observations have appeared in a variety of publications, including Fox News, Financial Times, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Syndicate, United Press International, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Weekly Standard; scholarly journals, including the Almanac of Islamism, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, and Middle East Review of International Affairs; and popular websites, such as American Thinker, the Blaze, Bloomberg, Christian Post, FrontPage Magazine, Gatestone Institute, the Inquisitr, Jihad Watch, NewsMax, National Review Online, PJ Media, VDH’s Private Papers, and World Magazine. He has contributed chapters to several anthologies and been translated into various languages.
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