Seven Christians Executed in Benghazi

Witnesses said gunmen went door to door asking if residents were Christian or Muslim

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The bodies of seven Egyptian Christians were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head on a beach near Benghazi, police in Libya confirmed Monday.

Witnesses said the Egyptians were abducted from the building they lived in by unidentified gunmen who went door to door asking residents if they were Christian or Muslim, Reuters reports.

“They were killed by headshots in execution style,” a police officer told Reuters. “We don’t know who killed them.”

The attack is the second execution-style killing in in Libya this year, after a U.K. man and New Zealand woman were killed in a similar fashion on a beach near Tripoli. In the three years since the ouster of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, the country has struggled to maintain stability against heavily-armed former rebel groups and Islamists. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

[Reuters]

7 comments
Kastal
Kastal

Things were worse also in Egypt under the rule of islamists (Morsi and his brotherhood) where the racist attacks against copts and their churches were nearly daily. Democracy and Islam are not compatible. Things became quieter since the army took the power in Egypt. In Libya the islamists militias must be defeated and a secular state must be declared, otherwise there will be only dramas in the arab "spring" countries

kendraeibarra
kendraeibarra

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WilfTarquin
WilfTarquin

Murdered. They were murdered, not executed.

GuoLiang
GuoLiang

What's the problem? Libya doesn't have to put up with minorities if it doesn't want to.

altavista
altavista

Why didn't God protect them?

Alejandro79
Alejandro79

@GuoLiang  Right, same as what China does with the Tibetan an Uigur people huh, typical... What sad future for humanity if people like u become the new norm..

DanBruce
DanBruce

@altavista God did. He offered them salvation through faith in Him and they are with Him now, beyond the reach of sin. Many people do not understand that God lets free will rule in this life. That means bad people can do bad things, even to believers. However, we are put here to choose where we want to live in eternity (beyond this space-time continuum), whether with God (as the martyred Christians are now enjoying) or apart from God, as those who do not choose to be for God in this life will find out in the next. Being killed in this life is not the worst things that can happen to a person. Passing into eternal death in the next life is. Choose eternal life now, while you have a chance.