Father’s grief as 16-year-old Coptic boy is murdered in Egypt’s ‘war on Christians’

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An Egyptian Christian boy found murdered on Maundy Thursday was killed by Islamic extremists hoping to intimidate Christians, say his family.

According to World Watch Monitor, Allam Bashay Gabriel found his 16-year-old son, Gamal, with his throat slit and lying in a pool of blood, in Qai village, Upper Egypt.

The murder took place four days after two churches were bombed and on the same day that three Christian homes were burned.

Gamal Gabriel, 16, was murdered in a suspected Islamist attack.World Watch Monitor

Gabriel told World Watch Monitor he suspected his son was killed by members of the Islamic State group.

‘The way he was killed is the way of Daesh [IS], as they are the only ones who slaughter people like that,’ he said. ‘They slaughtered my son

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