This Video shows the beheading of 21 Copts at IS hands; Egypt declares week of mourning for the slaughter.
A video released on Sunday by the extremist Islamic State group (IS) on YouTube shows the beheading of more than a dozen men – purportedly Egyptian Christians – on a beach they said was in Libya’s Tripoli.
Egypt’s presidency confirmed the death of Egyptian hostages and announced a week of mourning, offering condolences to all Egyptians. The National Defence Council has also convened to discuss the situation, while President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt reserves its right to retaliate at the suitable time and place.
It concludes with a reference to Osama Bin Laden, the Al-Qaeda leader who was killed by US forces in 2011. “The sea you’ve hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.”
The extremely graphic video, titled A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross, ends with a shot of sea water mixed with blood, with jihadist hymns played.