May 2020 – On February 15, 2015, the world was shocked after ISIS released an execution video showing the decapitation of 21 Christians on a Libyan beach because the believers refused to renounce their faith in Christ.
On the fifth anniversary of that horrific day, Coptic Bishop Bevnotious of Samalout introduced a new museum honoring the martyrs. Located in Egypt, the museum is housed in the Church of the Martyrs of Faith and Homeland, which opened in February 2018 on the third anniversary of the video’s release. The museum will feature a documentary to show viewers how the 21 men were kidnapped and executed as well as exhibits on the victims’ lives. Also on display is a 13-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ with His arms outstretched toward statues of the 21 martyrs kneeling before Him.