Youth Caucus of America is devastated and disturbed by the brutal attack of an al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed in Egypt’s Northern Sinai province. The attack, according to witnesses, took place during Friday prayers at the Mosque. The mosque was bombed and parishioners were attacked by assailants armed with guns. The current number of casualties at the time of this press release is 235. At the time of writing, no militant group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for the attacks. There is still much uncertainty and we caution those from speculating on the identities of those responsible for this barbaric acts and the motives behind the attacks.

The thoughts and prayers of Youth Caucus of America are with those affected by this attack.