As Christians in the U.S. begin to understand that they have spiritual brothers and sisters being persecuted in the Middle East, scores of Copts are being slaughtered and churches burned in the latest round of violence fomented by the Muslim Brotherhood. Since Muhammad Morsi was deposed several weeks ago, the Brotherhood has asserted itself in a classic case of pushback against the ruling military authorities.
Raymond Ibraham, a Copt now living in the U.S., understands the connection between the jihadists and their anti-Christian worldview:
“It’s time people connect the dots and understand the significance of these unprecedented attacks on Egypt’s Christians. For, if the Islamists who are killing Christians and burning dozens of churches are also the strongest supporters of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood—indeed, they’re attacking Christians on behalf of the Brotherhood—then what does that say about the Brotherhood itself, and its views towards the nation’s Christians?
Ibrahim, whose book, Crucified Again, details the global jihad against Christians, urges the global community to acknowledge the threat:
“Today, Islamist hate for Egypt’s Copts is at an all time high—which is certainly saying something—and fueled by any number of Brotherhood leaders and clerics demonizing the Christians and inciting Muslims against them as scapegoats for the ouster of Morsi. The world must understand that these savage attacks on dozens of Egyptian churches bode a genocidal impulse.”
Erick Stakelbeck, host of CBN’s “Stakelbeck on Terror,” is a leading expert on Muslim-sponsored terrorism. He knows Americans cannot ignore the peril, and assume it only takes place in other countries.
“Americans who believe that the fast approaching Egyptian civil war will have no effect on the United States are sadly mistaken,” Stakelbeck says. “If the Muslim Brotherhood and its jihadist allies decide to target the Suez Canal and the abundance of oil that passes through it each day, or use the Sinai Peninsula to instigate some sort of conflict with Israel, oil and gas prices will skyrocket and every American will feel the effects. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is now revealing its true face—violent, fanatical and totalitarian—and fulfilling the jihadist vision laid out by its founder, Hassan Al-Banna. Very dark days lie ahead for Egypt as a result.”