Muslim Brotherhood supporters are being blamed for gunning down a 10-year-old girl after she left Bible study class. Jessica Boulous, was killed after attending the class at the Ahmed Esmat Street Evangelical Church in Cairo.
The girl's uncle, Nasr Allah Zakaria, serves as lead pastor at the church where Jessica attended the Bible class. The girl's family only spoke with the media recently after police failed to investigate the case.
No particular person has claimed responsibility for her death. The family says her death is the "result of the continued violence against Christians following the ouster of President Morsi in June.
Her father said: "Jessi was everything to us. Her killers didn't know that Jessi was my life, my future. They killed our future. I lived for her" according to The Christian Post.
Jessi's father told BBC News, "I'm telling you in the West that your taxes and government money goes toward supporting the killing here - by funding Islamist political parties."
Jessi's mother, Phoebe agreed with her husband and believes Jessi was targeted for her faith. Jessi's death puts the number of Christians killed in Egypt at seven in the last few months. Those numbers come from the group Amnesty International.
Jessica was reportedly "walking home with her Sunday school teacher" when she was killed. They stopped at a local market place where the teacher was going to pick up an item. When the teacher turned back to Jessi the 10-year-old was laying on the ground. She had been shot once in the chest and the bullet had pierced her heart killing her before she could reach the hospital for treatment.
It's reported that Muslim Brotherhood supporters are using Copts as scapegoats in the downfall of Morsi. Please remember Jessi's family and the persecuted Coptic Christians in your prayers.
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