Saturday, November 25, 2017

#BreakingNews Death Toll of Mosque attack by ISIS in Egypt at 305 with over 100 Injured - Please Pray

(Please note that subsequent reports now prove that 305 were killed)

ASIA News IT Report:



The incident is the deadliest on the peninsula in years. The mosque was known as a gathering place for Sufi Muslims. The Sinai is the Islamic State’s favourite battleground.


Cairo (AsiaNews/Agencies) – At least 235 people have been killed and 130 wounded in an attack today on a mosque in the northern Sinai.
The massacre occurred during Friday prayers in the al-Rawda mosque, in the town of Bir al-Abed. Islamist militants launched a bomb against the mosque, then gunmen opened fire.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest in the Sinai Peninsula in years.
According to local sources, the victims are all Sufi Muslims, deemed apostates by the Islamic State (IS) group.
The attack is but one in a series against non-Muslims as well as non-mainstream Muslims.
Over the past year, Egypt’s Christian community has been the subject of several acts of violence, the latest being an attackagainst a bus carrying Coptic pilgrims on 26 May. Scores were killed.
The Islamic State has led an insurgency in the Sinai for several years. The region is a mostly barren, underpopulated desert. The group’s campaign is aimed at overthrowing the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was deposed in 2013, Islamists have killed hundreds of soldiers and members of the security forces. (Text AsiaNewsIT)
Pope Francis has sent a telegramme of condolence : ​ Signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, the telegramme says, "In expressing his solidarity with the Egyptian people at this hour of national mourning, [Pope Francis] commends the victims to the mercy of the Most High God and invokes divine blessings of consolation and peace upon their families." The Pope ​also ​ renewed "his firm condemnation of this wanton act of brutality directed at innocent civilians gathered in prayer". Finally, Pope Francis said he joins "all people of good will in imploring that hearts hardened by hatred will learn to renounce the way of violence that leads to such great suffering, and embrace the way of peace." (Source; Radio Vatican)

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