According to Libyan authorities, “The slain were killed by gunshots all over their bodies.”
Pictures (reproduced above and below) confirm that the men were killed “execution-style,” including one Copt whose head and face were partially shot off.
The ages of the dead range between 17 and 25.
Since the ouster of the decades-long dictator of Libya, Gaddafi, Christians in general, Copts from neighboring Egypt in particular, have been suffering abuses at the hands of the empowered Islamists — from evicted nuns, to Christians arrested, tortured and killed for “proselytizing,” to the bombing of the few churches in Libya.
This latest atrocity is simply following an increasingly familiar pattern.