Days after the Islamic State terror group issued a threat against Christians in Egypt, a former Homeland Security Advisory Council member under the Obama administration has suggested that Coptic Christians only got what was coming to them.
Since December last year, Coptic Christians have been increasingly targeted by extremists in Egypt. In the most recent attack, 45 people were killed in church bombings in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday. ISIS took responsibility for both incidents, and it recently warned that there will be more attacks against Christian gatherings in Egypt.
In the latest issue of the terror group's English-language magazine, Rumiyah, Muslims were advised to avoid Christian gatherings, as well as gatherings for the army and police.
Mohamed Elibiary, a former member of DHS' Homeland Security Advisory Council, suggested that Coptic Christians have it coming because they supported the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood's leader in 2013.
"Reading ISIS's latest mag 'otherizing' Egypt's Copts. Subhanallah [Arabic for 'glory to Allah'] how what goes around comes around. Coptic ldrs did same to MB Egyptians,'" Elibiary tweeted on Sunday.
Daily Caller national security reporter Jonah Bennett noted that Elibiary seems to be praising Allah for the killing of Egyptian Christians for including the Arabic word "Subnallah" in his tweet.
When Elibiary was asked by Bennet to clarify his tweet, he replied: "It's a shame Egypt & the Egyptian social fabric was destroyed to this degree by the entry of the military into politics & economics."
Elibiary was appointed by Obama to the Homeland Security Advisory Council in 2010, but he was removed from his position in September 2014 due to his questionable remarks and "even extremist statements" on Twitter.
Patrick Poole, a national security and terrorism expert for PJMedia, noted that Elibiary added a Muslim Brotherhood logo to his Twitter avatar when Egyptians took to the streets to remove President Mohamed Morsi from power.
Poole also noted that Elibiary had admitted that his mentor was Hamas leader Shukri Abu Baker, who is currently serving a 65-year prison sentence.
When ISIS took over swaths of territory in Iraq in the summer of 2014, Elibiary stated that he believes the return of the Islamic "caliphate" is "inevitable."
"As I've said b4 inevitable that 'Caliphate' returns. Choice only whether we support #EU like Muslim Union vision or not," he tweeted.