christians in egypt

men, women, children of faith

shot dead on the sand

do not resist their captors

when asked to deny their faith



Coptic Christians martyred on way to worship as reported here in NY Times

we are Nasrani

Sept. 23, 2015 – Festival of the Sacrifice: ISIS videotapes shootings of three men executed for crime of being Christians. The victims were part of a group of 250 Syrians abducted in February during Islamic State attacks on 35 villages along the Khabur River in Hasakah province. Their captors threaten same fate to rest of group if $12 million ransom is not paid. Negotiations “have been suspended due to the unbearable demands of the terror group,” says Osama Edward, director of Assyrian Human Rights Network (based in Stockholm, Sweden).*

blood of the martyrs

Christian families destitute

bullet to the head


false religion instills hate

come quickly, Lord Jesus, come!


*WORLD magazine, 10-31-15, p. 40, “Fallen and Forsaken” by Mindy Belz