Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, visits Coptic Pope Tawadros II, center, during Christmas Eve Mass at St. Mark's Cathedral, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. The Coptic Christian population are considered to be the largest Christian community in the Mideast and observe Christmas on January 7 according to the old, Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Islamic authorities in Egypt have condemned the jihadist violence that has seen Coptic Christians flee the terror of ISIS in northern Egypt. An Islamic group known as the House of Fatwa (Dar al Ifta al Misryah) has decried the recent murders of Christians by radical Wahhabis, Aleteia reports.
In a statement released on Monday following news of another murdered Christian, the group said the targeted attacks were an attempt to destroy Egypt’s unity. The House of Fatwa is chaired by the Grand Mufti of Egypt – the highest official of religious law in the country.
The ultra-conservative Islamic Salafi party Al-Nur also condemened the terror attacks, emphasising that ISIS’ actions ‘go against the teachings of Islam’.
Today, Egypt’s leading Muslim and Christian clerics gathered for a conference in Cairo to promote peaceful coexistence between the religious groups, according to Arab News. The ‘Freedom and Citizenship’ conference is organised by Sunni …