Egypt’s al-Sisi Orders Military Protection at All Vital Structures and Churches Following ISIS Bombings
Egyptian President Abdel al-Sisi ordered protection at all vital structures and Christian churches following the bombing attacks on Sunday.
The Islamic State murdered 43 Christians in two different attacks on Coptic Churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday.
Including one little baby girl who attended mass with her mother.
The baby girl had blood running from her ears.
In December 2015 Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi became the first president to visit a Christian Church on Christmas.
El-Sisi visited St. Mark Cathedral and spoke to the congregation on Christmas day.
His speech was interrupted by applause from the jubilant congregation.
Al-Sisi declared a state of emergency following the ISIS bombings Sunday.
The Daily Sabah reported:
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered military deployments to protect “vital and important infrastructure” after Daesh bombings hit two churches on Sunday, killing dozens of people.
“President Sisi… has decided to order the military to deploy protection units to guard vital and important infrastructure in all the republic’s provinces,” a statement from the presidency said.
Daesh claimed responsibility for bombing two Egyptian churches as worshippers gathered to mark Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people in the deadliest attacks on the Coptic Christian minority in recent memory.
The attacks followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt’s Christian minority.