Christian families have begun to flee Egypt after a series of attacks by the Islamic State, per Mediaite.
Specifically, families are fleeing the North Sinai region, where a seventh person was just killed since January 30.
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About 100 families out of 160 are fleeing, as have 200 or so students studying English in the province’s capital, Arish. In Arish, residents said that “death lists” were circulated online and Christians were told to leave or else they’d be killed. One person who fled told reporters that she closed her restaurant and left immediately because the militants of the Islamic State are “ruthless.”
One man, named Munir Adel, said that his father’s name was second a death list. Though Adel himself was gearing up to leave Egypt at the time he spoke to reporters, his parents were staying behind because of their old age.
“They could be killed at any moment,” he said.
The Islamic State has declared an insurgency in the region and claimed responsibility for all seven deaths over the past few weeks. Five were shootings, one man was beheaded, and another set on fire.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.