Catholic and Orthodox bishops in Egypt (also referred to as Coptic Catholics and Coptic Orthodox/Coptic Christians) are under daily threat of being martyred for their faith by the jihadists of the Muslim Brotherhood. Yet they show exceptional courage in the face of this threat. Bishop Kyrillos, the Catholic bishop of Asyut in Upper Egypt (pictured left) said:
“I can’t discount the possibility of single acts of violence by the Muslim Brothers… “
He states the Muslim Brotherhood’s name in a country where he could be murdered by them at anytime. Catholic and Orthodox priests and laity are being murdered and their churches burned down by jihadist muslims. Read the full story here about Catholic Bishop Kyrillos and Orthodox bishops in Egypt. Read a previous story about the courage of Egyptian Catholic bishops in the face of Muslim Brotherhood terror here.
American Catholic bishops do not currently live under the immediate threat of martyrdom that the Egyptian Catholic bishops do from the Muslim Brotherhood. But, the Muslim Brotherhood does exist in America. See minutes 8:25 to 9:23 in the video below from the Center for Security Policy:
American Catholic bishops should allow experts on the Muslim Brotherhood threat to America to speak at Catholic meetings in their dioceses. American bishops who will not allow this type of information in their diocese can reflect on the bravery of their brother bishops in Egypt. Egyptian Catholic bishops, who speak openly about the jihadist muslim threat knowing they could be murdered by the jihadists of the Muslim Brotherhood for doing so.
Thank you to our American Catholic bishops who endorse the Catholic radio stations who cover the subject of radical Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and its existence in America.
O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.
Peter L. Hodges Sr.