Photo by Jonathan Rashad

A Church Massacre in Egypt

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A suicide bomber attacked a Coptic church in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday, killing 24 and wounding 49. This was one of the deadliest attacks on this minority Christian group, which makes up 10% of the population. 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said the bomber was Mahmoud Shafiq Mohammed Mustafa, 22, and four people were arrested in connection with the attack. No group claimed responsibility.

Jonathan Rashad was on the scene at the chapel, which is adjacent to St. Mark’s Cathedral — the Coptic Orthodox Church’s seat — and captured the horror of what was left behind.

 

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    Jonathan Rashad

    Jonathan Rashad is a self-taught freelance photojournalist covering Egypt since 2008. His work has been published and distributed widely, including, The New York Times, The Washington Post, World Press Photo, Slate, Forbes, Colors Magazine, Le Monde, Greenpeace, Boston Review Magazine, CNN, Bloomberg, Foreign Policy, Jadaliyya, Mother Jones, Al Jazeera English, Prix Pictet, Secours Catholique Magazine, Amos Magasin, Atlantic Council, Los Angeles Times, CBS News, Egypt Independent, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Vice News and the Wall Street Journal.
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    • ShadrachSmith

      Mohammad murdered kufir as a path to god, so I can too? That’s evil, but which school denies it?