November 25, 2017

During our Thanksgiving break, there was a devastating terrorist attack on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. At least 300 people were killed, including children, and 109 more injured by a bomb that was set off (brace yourself) in the mosque’s kindergarten area. Gunmen reportedly blocked exit roads to prevent anyone escaping and even fired at ambulances as they tried to help the victims. It’s believed to be an ISIS attack on Sufi Muslims, a sect that doesn’t conform to the twisted version of Islam advanced by ISIS.

President Trump denounced it as a “horrible and cowardly terrorist attack” (his full comment is at the link), and Egypt’s President declared three days of mourning for what is the deadliest terrorist attack in modern Egyptian history. Egypt has already begun retaliating with air strikes in several mountainous areas where ISIS militants are believed to be hiding out. The link has background, but watch the news for frequent updates. In the meantime, all we can do is pray for the victims, and that we shall do.


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