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ICC Note: According to a recent statement published by an ISIS leader, Egypt and Coptic Christians are a target for ISIS-linked Jihadis in Egypt. The statement calls for jihdaists to follow ISIS example in launching violent attacks across the country, and specifically calls for the targeting of Christians.

11/06/2014 Egypt (Coptic Solidarity) The Islamic State has called on its followers to take the jihad to Egypt, to the heart of Cairo itself.

Abu Mus ‘ab al-Maqdisi, a leader in the Islamic State, said in a statement titled “Advice Egypt’s Mujahidin [jihadis]” published on websites linked to the “caliphate.”

He also called on jihadis in Egypt to “target the Copts,” the nation’s indigenous, Christian minorities: “For targeting them, following them, and killing them is one of the main ways to serve the cause of our virtuous male and female hostages of the tyrants.”

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