Jesuit Scholar: Seeking to Defend Islam at All Costs Is Betraying the Truth | ncregister.com

​​​The scholar is 86-year-old Egyptian Greek Melkite Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, who explains why he believes Islamist terrorists are applying what their religion teaches them, and why the Church fails to address this because she has fallen prey to a leftist ideology that is destroying the West.

Fr. Boulad wrote Pope Francis about how he talks about Islam, ignoring the reality of the situation, including the need for Christians facing martyrdom for words to live (and die) by:​

“In the extreme fragility of Christians — both in the West and in the East — they are expecting something from you other than vague and harmless declarations that may obscure reality. Your predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, had the courage to take a clear and unambiguous position. His attitude has raised a lot of shields and earned him many enemies. But is not a frank confrontation healthier than a dialogue based on compromise? When the Jewish hierarchs asked the apostles to stop announcing the Gospel, they replied: "As for us, we cannot not proclaim what we have seen and heard …" (Acts 4:20)

“It is high time to emerge from a shameful and embarrassed silence in the face of this Islamism that attacks the West and the rest of the world. A systematically conciliatory attitude is interpreted by the majority of Muslims as a sign of fear and weakness. If Jesus said to us: Blessed are the peacemakers, he did not say to us: Blessed are the pacifists. Peace is peace at any cost, at any price. Such an attitude is a pure and simple betrayal of truth.”

​Here is the priest’s extended interview with Natl. Catholic Register about how the West ignores the nature of Islamic terror and persecution.​

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  • Nicholas Stix  On 06/21/2017 at 2:54 AM

    “Your predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, had the courage to take a clear and unambiguous position.”

    At first.

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    • Jim Bowman  On 06/21/2017 at 10:58 AM

      True. Apologized after churches burned, virtual fatwa on him, general s–t hitting fan. Church has given hostages to the world. Similarly, Pius XII gave Nazi critique a shot, in German, with “Mit brenender sorge,” then went underground, again to protect hostages.

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  • Lillian Roeser  On 06/28/2017 at 3:33 PM

    Thanks for all the great information you pass on to us.

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  • Jim Bowman  On 06/28/2017 at 5:02 PM

    Yr welcome, Lillian. Hope all goes well with you.

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