Christians will not be slaughtered silently

A trio of my journalist friends – I’m so proud of them – are helping lead the  way for pulling back the curtain on Christian persecution at the hands of  jihadists and the wider war on freedom.

It’s a massive story, but one that is hushed up in certain circles,  especially (ironically) within evangelical

 Too many evangelical leaders are focusing only on a range of social justice  issues that ignore the slaughter of Christians. Nowhere is this more evident  than in Egypt.

The reticence isn’t stopping Raymond Ibrahim, Erick Stakelbeck and Lela  Gilbert from writing about the persecutions.

Ibrahim is an Egyptian-born Christian, now living in the U.S. He works with  the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an organization everyone should follow. His  new book, “Crucified  Again,” is a searing account of how Islamic terrorists brutalize Christians.  His description of the dhimmi status of Christians (the concept in Islam calls  for conquered peoples – “infidels” – to live under the heel of their Muslim  conquerors) is worth the price of the book. As I’ve done with all three of the  books I’m describing, my copy is now marked up with yellow highlighter, and I  refer to the research time and again.

Hear Raymond’s perspective: “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?

“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,” he continues. “The world must understand  that these savage attacks on dozens of Egyptian churches bode a genocidal  impulse.”

Erick Stakelbeck, a dear  brother who’s been given a huge platform (CBN’s “Stakelbeck on Terror”) also has  a terrific new title dealing with the stealth agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood –  “The  Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy.” I just finished it and it’s a  must-have.

His in-depth research, writing and reporting go to the heart of the matter:  “Americans who believe that the fast approaching Egyptian civil war will have no  effect on the United States are sadly mistaken. 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.”

Lela Gilbert, a phenomenal writer in her own right, actually lives in the  Middle East where these events are taking place. Her reporting from Jerusalem is  indispensable.

Her original research into the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries decades  ago dovetails with the persecution of Christians: “I live in Israel. And when I  talk to my neighbors and friends about the terrible upheaval in Egypt, they  recall the stories all too well about the flood of refugees that were driven out  of Muslim lands between 1948 and 1970. There were at least 850,000 women, men  and children, and many fled to the young Jewish state, which could barely house  them. In fact many lived in tents for more than a year. Today, history is  repeating itself. The Jews, the ‘Saturday People,’ who ran for their lives not  so long ago, have found new homes, new lives and a new homeland in Israel or in  other Western countries. Now the ‘Sunday People’ are facing the same abuses, the  same pogroms, the same disappearances of loved ones, the threats, rapes, burned  churches and deaths, as the Jews that went before them. But where will the  ‘Sunday People’ go? There is no Christian homeland to take them in, no ‘Israel’  to offer them right of return. There are between 8 and 10 million Christians in  Egypt, not to mention the Syrian and other Middle Eastern Christians who are  also quietly leaving their homes in record numbers. Will anyone defend them?  Will anyone support them? Who will help them if they have to flee? Who will take  them in?”

Her book, “Saturday  People, Sunday People,” should be on your library shelf, along with “Crucified  Again” and “The  Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy.”


Courage is not dead.


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