Libyan Islamists kidnap and torture expat Egyptian Christians
Libyan Islamists have rounded up hundreds of expatriate Egyptian Coptic Christians in Benghazi in the last month, subjecting them to extreme torture, the London Daily Telegraph reports. At least 50 victims were said taken hostage. Some were videotaped in “pitiable condition,” their heads shaven and facing abuse over the bibles and religious images sitting on the table in front of them. This atrocity was started by the Ansar al-Sharia, which led the assault on the American consulate in that city last September and murdered Ambassador Chris Steven and three of his staff. According to another report, the Libyan parliament has suspended operations after armed men stormed the building.