A Christian Syrian family living in Alexandria, Egypt, was barbarically stabbed to death Monday in their home in the al-Ibrahimya neighborhood, Arabic media are reporting.
The family consisted of a father, 44, his wife, 35, their 6-year-old son, Michael, and the wife’s brother.
After the murders, the house, where the family had been living for years, was set on fire by the murderers before being put out by authorities.
All four bodies were found bearing several stab wounds and other signs of extreme violence.
The wife and child had their throats slit, while the father appeared to have been stabbed to death.
Motive is currently unknown; the home was not robbed.
According to some preliminary reports, they were killed because they were supporters of the Bashar Assad government in Syria.
Islamists all around the Middle East and especially in Egypt strongly oppose and are supporting a jihad against the moderate Assad government in an attempt to oust it and set up a Sharia state in Syria.
Most religious minorities, including Christians, are supportive of the secular Assad regime, having seen the great violence done against fellow Christians by the Islamic rebels who deem them “infidels.”