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      Before a revolution ousted former Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011, there were around two million Egyptian migrants in Libya. More recently, that number had fallen to about 750,000, and thousands have reportedly returned since the execution of the 21 men. The 21 victims were migrant laborers who traveled 1,200 miles to Libya to find work, mostly in construction.
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      ISIS released gruesome video of the executions on the very day, Feb. 15, 2015, that Egypt’s Catholic Coptic Church celebrated the consecration of the first ever church in Sinai, Our Lady of Peace, in the community of Sharm El-Sheikh. The name had been chosen by Susanne Mubarak, widow of the late ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Mrs. Mubarak, who was educated by Catholic nuns, and ensured that construction of the church could proceed after years of delay and opposition by local political leadership.

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