Islamic State leader Abu Musab al-Maqdisi has called on jihadists to target Egypt’s Copts and judges, saying, “Targeting, pursuing and killing them is a means to serve the cause of our chaste prisoners held by the tyrants.”

Egypt’s most active Islamist militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, allegedly pledged allegiance to the IS on 3 November.

In his statement on a jihadist site,, Maqdisi also encouraged supporters to hit Egypt’s economy, claiming that its state funds are used to fight Islam.

He also identified authorities to be targeted in bomb attacks as well as tourist sites, commercial military institutions and the Suez Canal.

Source: Mideast Christian News