A Christian father and his son were killed in Egypt
A Christian father and son in Egypt were attacked by a known radical on July 28 just outside the father’s shop. 43-year-old Joseph Israel and his son were stabbed in the Omranya district of Giza in the early morning hours.
The assailant, Ahmad Muhammad, stabbed the two, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great), infidels, and “La illaha ila Allah” (No God but God), before some Muslim neighbors intervened and handed him over to authorities.
Joseph and his son Emil were transported to the hospital with threatening injuries. Video footage of the incident and eyewitnesses revealed that that the perpetrator first attacked Joseph and later turned on Emil when he rushed to his father’s aid.
The Coptic Christian victim owned a store selling alcoholic drinks. In a Muslim-majority country like Egypt, only Christians are able to establish liquor stores, leading to potential conflict with extremist Muslims, though conservatives often look down on the stores as well.