Evangelist Franklin Graham is calling Christians to pray for believers who have fled Egypt’s North Sinai province after the Islamic State has targeted the group and killed at least seven people in recent weeks. “Pray for the church in Egypt and throughout the Muslim world as they are being slaughtered mercilessly in many places,” he wrote on Facebook. “And share this with others who will pray!” According to Reuters, 100 out of the 160 families in the North Sinai region left on

Friday. Their flight was prompted by a video released by the Islamic State earlier this week. The group vowed to step up attacks on the Christian minority in Sinai. “They want to send a message that nobody is safe,” Mina Thabet, a worker with the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, told the Washington Post. READ MORE