Update: 02/15/15: White House says it condemns ‘despicable and cowardly murder’ of 21 Egyptian citizens in Libya by Islamic State-affiliated militants – @Reuters
He still doesn’t understand this is more than a cowardly murder.
A group identifying themselves as the Tripoli Province of the Islamic State released a video Sunday night showing several men in orange jumpsuits being led to a beach, each with a masked militant. They were made to kneel as one of the savages addressed the camera in English. They were then beheaded one-by-one.
The victims are the 21 kidnapped Coptic Christians who were working as migrants in Sirte, Libya when captured in December.
Last Thursday, alleged pictures of the abductees went viral on social media after they were published by a magazine affiliated with the Islamic State fighters. They were clad in orange, a colour usually signalling the captives’ death sentence by the group.
The Coptic church has confirmed the slaughter. Much of the video can be seen at LiveLeak or at Press TV – the Iranian-sponsored media.
The first photo below was released last week. The next two photos were from the video. Look at how young one of the Islamists is.
The families of the men (photo below) have been protesting and demanding answers.
Last week, President al-Sisi ordered an evacuation of all Egyptian government workers in Libya.
Sunday, El-Sisi warned of a response. He said Cairo would choose the “necessary means and timing to avenge the criminal killings”.
Libya is another Obama-Clinton success story.
ISIS recently burned alive two Iraqi soldiers in cages. They claim they will burn 17 Kurdish fighters alive in cages.
The photo below is of a frightened Kurdish fighter being jeered at by a mob of ISIS militants as he and the other fighters are paraded through the streets.