The church’s pastor, Rev. Adel Rafaat, told World Watch Monitor: “Ishak was a very good young man, he was one of our church members. He was loved by all of us and he loved everybody. He always had a smile.
“Ishak was targeted and killed because of his faith, because he is Christian. They wanted to spoil the joy of our coming Christmas. Extremists chose a young man from our village specifically because our village is a big Christian village and their aim was to turn Christmas joy of the villagers to sadness.”
#Egypt teenager’s murder ‘aimed to intimidate #Copts ahead of Christmas’, says his pastor https://t.co/RCGUi2sRiv via @wwmonitor 'Ishak was targeted and killed because of his faith, because he is #Christian'
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) December 23, 2017