ISIS issued Sunday a video threatening the Christians in Egypt through what it said the last message of the suicide bomber who bombed Cairo’s Petrine Church last December, killing dozens of Copts at the time.
Surprisingly, ISIS’s video recording described Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, as “taghut” (opposed to God) and the Muslim Brotherhood as “mortadin” (apostates who abandoned Islam).
The video which was issued by ISIS on Sunday, February 19, 2017, the militant organization attacked Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and described him as “taghut” (one who is opposed to God), “for appointing Coptic judges who used to deliberately give death sentences to Muslim captives”. (The video mentioned as an example that Morsi appointed Coptic Judge Emeel Habashi Abdel Maseeh. It is noteworthy that Morsi has been imprisoned by his previous defense minister, general-turned president Abdel- Fattah Al-Sisi since the latter led a military coup against him in 2013).
ISIS’s video also attacked the Muslim Brotherhood for “appeasing and courting the Copts at the expense of religion” and described them as “Murtadin” (The term “mortadin” in Islam refers to those who have completely abandoned their religion).
The video shows a masked man who was identified as the suicide bomber Abu Abdullah al-Masri, who allegedly committed the bombing of Egypt’s Petrine church. In his last message, the suicide bomber was threatening the Christians in Egypt that his operation would not be the last one. He was also encouraging militants around the world to “liberate the Islamist detainees in Egypt”.
The Islamic State, known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh had claimed responsibility of the church bombing that took place in December 2016, and killed dozens of worshipers.