Published on August 14, 2013 by SignsofThyComing
A 10-year-old Coptic Christian girl died after being shot as she was walking home from a Bible study class in Egypt.
Jessi Boulus died from the single shot to the chest as she made her way through the streets of Cairo on Tuesday.
Her death is yet another example of rising tensions against Christians in the country after supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood started to target Egypt's Christian minority, holding them partly responsible for his removal.
Christian persecution has been common in Egypt but since Morsi came to power and especially since his removal, there has been a surge of persecution against Christians.
Christians have been kidnapped and killed, churches have been burned down, and businesses have been looted by the Muslim Brotherhood.