Massacre at Sirte

by Pierce Kelley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/15/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781491796559
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781491796573
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781491796566

About the Book

In February, 2015 at a construction site in Sirte, Libya, twenty two laborers, all thought to be Coptic Christians, are captured by Muslim extremists. They are taken to a remote location and imprisoned, awaiting imminent execution. The next day, twenty one of the men are killed. A sixteen year old, Mekhaeil Zacharias, is spared and told to tell the world what he has seen and heard. Mekhaeil travels to Alexandria, Egypt and tells a grieving Coptic community what took place during that long and torturous night. He learns that martyrdom is a sad part of the history of the region and his people and that this event is another example of history repeating itself. He vows to do what he can to prevent such actions from occurring again. This book is based upon a true story. Since the death of Mohammad, Muslims, Christians and Jews have experienced many such atrocities in the Middle East because of their differing religious beliefs. This is a story of extreme brutality, forgiveness, abiding faith and hope for the future.

About the Author

Pierce Kelley received his bachelor of arts degree from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned his doctor of jurisprudence degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He lives and practices law in Fort White, Florida.