The beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic State (ISIL) in Libya has been a step further in the run of cruelty of the extremists against the world.
Those 21 men were killed because they were Christians . They were migrant workers who were kidnapped in two separated attacks in the city of Sirte last December and January.
They died because of their faith. No one should die because of their religion or their ideas in this world, but it happens too often nowadays.
Extremism is an aberration that corrupts everything and instrumentalizes religion to use it as an excuse to spread hate, humiliate, steal freedoms, and kill.
Actions like the mass beheading of the Egyptians are a clear and terrible example. They freedom was stolen when they were kidnapped, they were humiliated, killed in cold blood, and with that, their killers spread more hate over the Middle East.
Some say the world would be better without religions. I don’t think so. I’m a Christian. Christianity has a lot to do with the building of the Western civilization, the system of values, and human rights.
I’m not against Islam. How could I be? My religion teach me that we are all children of God and must love each other. And i try to live according to that teaching. I have talked with some muslims and they had words of peace.
The problem is not religion, the problem is the extremism that in a political perspective is in this case a terrorists force that instrumentalizes religion and in a religious perspective is a blasphemy because uses the name of God for an evil purpose.