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Muslims are often the first victims of Muslim terrorists

Islamic State, al Qaeda and other Islamic terroristsThese groups are responsible for turning their battlefields into abattoirs

Eli Lake | Bloomberg 

The terror in Egypt on Friday is only the latest grim reminder that Muslims are often the first victims of Muslim fanatics. The massacre of at least 235 people attending a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abd on the Sinai coast is being attributed to a local affiliate of the Islamic State, known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis. This slaughter was particularly venal. Gunmen waited for ambulances and first responders to come to the mosque after an initial detonation and sprayed bullets into the survivors and those dispatched to save them.   An anonymous Muslim cleric told the New York Times ...

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First Published: Sat, November 25 2017. 23:47 IST