Muslim Slaughters Christian for Selling Alcohol in Egypt (video)
By Raymond Ibrahim
Danish translation: Muslim dræber kristen for at sælge alkohol i Egypten
Source:, January 4, 2017
Published on January 6, 2017

First published on Coptic Solidarity

A Muslim man crept up behind a Christian man and slit his throat, killing him in Alexandria, Egypt, on the evening of January 3 (see video below).

Adel Suleiman, 48, the Muslim man who committed the murder, did so because his Christian victim, 45-year-old Joseph Lam‘i, owned a shop that sold alcohol, which the murderer deemed “contrary to the shar‘ia [Islamic law] and the religion [Islam],” according to an Arabic language investigative report.

A surveillance video captures the moment of the attack. The Coptic shop owner can be seen sitting in a chair right outside his shop. Then a bearded man appears casually walking along in the background. He stops behind the seated Christian, pulls his head back, and very forcefully and deliberately slits his throat. The Copt instinctively jumps up and away from his assassin, though he quickly succumbed to his wounds by bleeding to death.

According to a preliminary investigation by the national security department of Egypt, “The accused was not prompted by any political or criminal motives but had embraced takfiri [“radical”] thinking four years ago.”

What is clear is that the assassin is a Salafi, one of those Muslims who closely follow the lifestyle and teachings of Muslim prophet Muhammad and his original companions. Both his appearance (the traditional Salafi beard with clipped mustache) and his actions (“defending” Islam from the “corrupting” influences of “infidels”) testify to this fact.

Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum. A widely published author, best known for The Al Qaeda Reader (Doubleday, 2007), he guest lectures at universities, including the National Defense Intelligence College, briefs governmental agencies, such as U.S. Strategic Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and has testified before Congress regarding the conceptual failures that dominate American discourse concerning Islam and the worsening plight of Egypt's Christian Copts. Among other media, he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, CBN, and NPR.

He is also the author of: Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians,
and the newest book: Sword and Scimitar, Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

(This short biography is taken mainly from Ibrahim's own web site: