02/24/2015 10:43 am ET Updated Feb 24, 2015

Families Of 21 Slain Egyptians To ISIS: 'We Have Been Blessed By Your Hands'


On February 15, ISIS released a video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians that had been kidnapped while working in Libya. Many of those killed were from the Upper Egyptian provinces of Menya and Assiyut, who, devastated by conditions of extreme poverty in their home states, were forced to travel to war-torn Libya to work as manual laborers, barely eking out a living for their families back home.

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