Guest Post by Breitbart News writer, Michael Patrick Leahy
Since July, when the Egyptian military removed the increasingly authoritarian Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has declared open season on the ten percent of the country who call themselves Coptic Christians. Despite a few notable exceptions, many American Christian leaders have done little to call international attention to the atrocities that have been committed by the Muslim Brotherhood against their fellow Christians in the subsequent two months.
While it is perhaps not surprising that political leaders and the mainstream media have failed to call out the Muslim Brotherhood for these offenses, as Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins recently noted, it is disconcerting that many American Christian leaders are ignoring the death and suffering experienced by Coptic Christians in Egypt at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Most notable for their silence on Coptic Christian suffering are those Evangelical “leaders” who loudly proclaim that Biblical principles require the passage of the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that will provide amnesty to illegal aliens living in America. One of these “leaders” has gone so far as to denounce American Christians who oppose the “social gospel” based efforts to grant citizenship to illegal aliens in the United States without securing our borders or enforcing our existing immigration laws.
Three organizers of the George Soros-backed Evangelical Immigration Table in particular, Richard Land, Lynne Hybels, and Revered Sammy Rodriguez, have apparently failed to utter a single public word condemning the Muslim Brotherhood for its violent attacks on Coptic Christians, their churches, and their residences.
In his farewell address to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a group he’s led for 25 years, Richard Land made no comments about Muslim Brotherhood’s history of violence against Coptic Christians. That failure is perhaps understandable, since the comments were made in June, a month before Morsi’s removal.
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