Egyptian pastor on Christian reaction to ISIS: "Kill us, we’re not afraid"

On Friday morning, the media exploded with news of the fourth major ISIS attack against the Coptic community in a span of 6 months. But Egyptian-American preacher Michael Youssef says Coptic Christians are more passionate than ever about their faith. And that’s something the liberal media aren’t talking about.

At the World Summit for the Defense of Persecuted Christians earlier this month, MRC Culture spoke with Atlanta-based Youssef about his recent visit to Egypt. Even after the devastating Palm Sunday bombings in Alexandria and Tanta, Youssef had only good news about how the Christian community is coping.

“There were two million more Christians in churches on Easter and Good Friday than the previous year,” he rejoiced. “And this is the message they wanted to communicate to the terrorists: ‘Kill us all, and that’s fine by us. We’re not afraid of you.’”

Youssef then explained the counterintuitive effects of persecution.

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