Glastonbury Review Issue 126

THE NEW COPTIC MARTYRS OF LIBYA

The recent brutal slaughterer of twenty-one poor Egyptian migrant workers, kidnapped by Muslim fanatics in the Libyan city of Sirte, shocked the civilised world and brought condemnation from religious and political leaders of all faiths. The actions of the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant demonstrated a brutality and callous lack of compassion unseen on such a scale since the 13th & 14th centuries when the Mongol hordes came out of Asia in an orgy of violence and destruction. 

Although these killers claim to be serving their religion, they actually manifest a nihilism which seeks to annihilate the most precious thing created by God, which is man.  The Koran instructs Muslims to maintain justice even when dealing with their enemies.

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