28 dead, 25 wounded on road to monastery
5/16/17 – (AP/Breitbart) Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including many children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 and wounding 25, the Interior Ministry said.
The assault happened while the bus was traveling on a side road in the desert leading to the remote monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Maghagha, in Minya governorate, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo.
Security officials quoted witnesses as saying they saw between eight and 10 attackers, dressed in military uniforms and wearing masks. The victims were en route from the nearby province of Beni Suef to visit the monastery.
Khaled Mogahed, the Health Ministry spokesman, said the death toll stood at 26 but feared it could rise further. According to Copts United news portal, only three children survived the attack. It was not immediately known if most or all of the victims were children.
Arab TV stations showed images of a badly damaged bus along a roadside, many of its windows shattered. Ambulances were parked around it as bodies lay on the ground, covered with black plastic sheets.
Author and lecturer, L.A. Marzulli commented:
Well here we are again. Candles are still burning amongst teddy bears and flowers in Manchester in the wake of the suicide bomber that blew to pieces 22 people and the Jihadi’s strike again.
Folks, it will happen here in the USA again and most likely all to soon. The dead bodies will be counted and we will see more candles, flowers, and teddy bears sitting atop blood stained ground. There will be a candle-light vigil and certain sections of our media will state this is not the face of Islam.
Increasingly, Christian persecution occurs here in the US. The video below is Dearborn, Michigan (*Language warning):
Please pray for the Christians around the world, many of whom suffer a wide range of persecution as too many believers in the US ignore them:
L_rd, we lift them up to you, our brothers and sisters around this small globe, who are suffering for your Name. Comfort the families of the fallen, protect and strengthen those who are still with us, and continue to reveal yourself to all of us in ever deepening ways. Let your name be magnified as demonstrations of your grace and mercy and power increase in these last days.