Murderers of Coptic Christians Must Be Held Accountable

May 26, 2017

OTTAWA – Conservative Public Safety Critic and Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka, Tony Clement, issued the following statement regarding an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt, where 26 people are reported to have been killed

“The brutal murder of more than two dozen Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery is appalling.”

“This attack hits close to home for me personally, as my grandmother was educated by Coptic Christians in Alexandria.”

“Coptic Christians have increasingly come under threat from groups like the Islamic State.  This is unacceptable.  And those who are responsible for these barbaric murders must be held fully accountable.”