Barnabas Aid reported yesterday, an organization that provides hope and relief for persecuted Christians around the world, that at least 48 Egyptian Christians were detained and tortured by Islamist's in Benghazi, Libya.
Barnabas Aid stated that the Christians were market traders in Benghazi who displayed Christian symbols on their stalls, were detained last week after being accused by Salafists of proselytizing.
A video released a few days ago showed the Egyptian Christians locked in a small room guarded by Islamist's.
They were tortured by their captors, who used acid to burn off the cross tattoos on their wrists and shaved their heads. Many of the detainees were cut and bruised, Barnabas Aid reported.
Barnabas Aid also said that one of the Egyptian Christians who went by the name, Kamel, told his family that he had been electrocuted and forced to clean toilets while being assaulted and mocked for his faith ad wanted to know what Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Morsi has to say about the incident.
It was also reported that a Christian church in Benghazi was attacked by Islamic extremists.
Such actions have provided proof that the threat against Christians in Libya has been on the rise since former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown, helped by the Obama administration, and has now made the country a hotbed for Islamic extremists.