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Feb 28, 2017 by Will Maule

Hundreds Of Egyptian Christians Flee As ISIS Begin To Butcher Them On The Streets

There is an exodus out of egypt that bears striking similarities to the time of Moses himself. The Israelites may have been fleeing Pharoah, but today's Christ followrs are attempting to escape the clutches of ISIS, who continue to ramp up operations in Egypt. 

Reporters from Reuters saw at least 25 families from el-Arish upon their arrival at the Evangelical Church in Sinai in the city of Ismailia on the Suez Canal, as brutal killings at the hands of the Islamic militants begin to spill out onto the streets. Rana Mina, one of the Christians who have fled el-Arish, said she's "not going to wait for death." This was in reaction reports that ISIS militants have killed seven Christians in since Jan. 30.

"I shut down my restaurant and got out of there. These people are ruthless," Mina added. You feel like this is all meant to force us to leave our homes. We became like refugees," said one local priest. 

Recently, a 50-year-old Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school was shot in the head by two militants on a motorbike. Last month, in the space of just two weeks, five Coptic Christians were killed in a series of brutal attacks in Egypt. All of them reportedly had their throats slashed.

According to one media source quoted by the Daily News Egypt, the families left "expensive properties and their good memories" of el-Arish, reports CBN. "They do not want to be slaughtered or burned to death."

"With the emergence of Saturday's first morning light, the city will be without Copts," said Pope Tawadros II.



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