Christmas massacres thwarted: Muslim terrorists arrested in Pakistan, Egypt
Five Muslim terrorists who were planning to carry out a large-scale terror attack targeting Christians during Christmas celebrations were arrested after a shootout in Karachi’s Mobina town.
The terrorists were identified as Amjad, Naveed, Ali, Mumtaz, and Mureed. Security forces also seized arms and ammunition from their possession.
Christians make up one of the two largest non-Muslim religious minorities in Pakistan, along with Hindus. Much of the Christian persecution in Pakistan comes from radical Muslim groups that flourish and expand under the favor of political parties, the army, and the government.
In Egypt, security forces arrested four Muslim terrorists members of the Hasm branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, who were planning to carry out terror attacks targeting Christian Copts during the New Year’s celebrations.
Security forces arrested the terrorists at a hideout in Salam City, Cairo.
A number of checkpoints were erected to ensure the terrorists are caught, including Muslim Brotherhood member Ibrahim Reda Ibrahim Metwaly Khedr, who was found and eliminated on site after he opened fire on security forces.
Upon searching, security forces found in his possession a false identity card, a 9-mm gun, a significant number of bullets, an explosive device, and bomb-making materials.
When security forces raided an apartment in Salam City, they found four wanted terrorists members of the Muslim Brotherhood, automatic rifles, explosive devices, ammunition, a drone and more.
Egypt’s Christian minority has been targeted by Muslim terrorists in a series of terror attacks since December 2016 that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.
In Gaza, Salah A-Din Brigades, a Hezbollah-affiliated branch of Muslim terrorists, have issued flyers threatening the 1,300 Christians living in Gaza, as a well as Muslims looking to take part in Christmas celebrations.