The narrator of the 39-minute ISIS video says, “All praise be to Allah … and blessings be upon the Prophet Mohammed. To the nation of the cross [i.e., Christians] … we swear to Allah: … you will not have safety, even in your dreams, until you embrace Islam … and obedience becomes Allah’s on its entirety.”
The Ethiopian government confirmed Monday that 30 of its citizens had been executed. The Christians who were martyred refused to either embrace Islam or pay a tax or tribute to the Muslim conquerors. One group was beheaded on a beach along the Mediterranean Sea, while the other group was shot to death in Southern Libya, hundreds of miles away. According to Walid and Theodore Shoebat, Coptic and Ethiopian Christians are famous for refusing to bow to Islam.
Two months ago, ISIS released a video of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt being executed on a Libyan beach, again for the crime of professing Jesus Christ is Lord.