Coptic Christians pray at a symbolic funeral for the 21 Egyptian Christians who were beheaded in Libya by Islamic State terrorists.

A group of Coptic Christians related to the men beheaded by ISIS terrorists a month ago in Libya came under attack by Muslim radicals after they tried to build a new church in the Egyptian village of Al Our.

Al Our was where 13 of the 21 Christians beheaded in the mass murder on a Mediterranean beach had lived.

WND’s acclaimed Whistleblower magazine shows in its powerfully moving April issue, “PERSECUTION RISING,” how today’s treatment of Christians in many nations is disturbingly reminiscent of the brutal persecution of the early followers of Christ.

The new church was intended to be a memorial to those who were beheaded, Fox News reported. But an angry mob of Muslims flocked to the site of the Coptic Christians’ existing church during a service and warned them: You’ll never build that building, Fox News said.

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The confrontation turned ugly and several of the Muslims began throwing Molotov cocktails and stones at the existing church, injuring several.

“There were … cars on fire, people had been bloodied, stones and bricks had been thrown,” said Mina Abdelmalak, a Coptic Christian who witnessed the altercation and described it to various media. “The police came, but after the attack.”

The Copts, Egypt’s native Christians, make up about 10 percent of the country’s population.


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