By Souad Sbai
“We are all brothers,” said Pope Francis during the Christmas blessing Urbi et Orbi. Even the jihadist terrorists? All of them are part, directly or indirectly, of another Brotherhood, the Muslim Brotherhood. This is the problem we must face if we want peace and true brotherhood.
“We are all brothers,” said Pope Francis during the Christmas blessing Urbi et Orbi, “brothers of humanity.” The Pope referred specifically to the issue of migrants and the reception of people from different ethnic groups, cultures and religions. His words, however, have a wider meaning and can be applied to other areas, including extremism. At the beginning, I admit that I felt a strong sense of uneasiness in feeling like a “sister” of the jihadist terrorists, who are slaughtering and cutting heads, in addition and improperly in the name of God.
These people escaped from the human family or are the evil component that wants to dominate the good component that loves love, life, human rights, democracy and freedom, including the religious one. Distinguishing between good and evil is, therefore, a must, so that the preachers of hatred and death, of the annihilation of the dignity of women, of fanaticism and intolerance that proselytize destroying the family do not prevail over brothers and sisters who want peace (for all). Making reference to the Muslim Brotherhood and the countries that support their conquest projects – Qatar and Turkey – is not a coincidence.
A new report on the Social Doctrine of the Church in the World on the Islam, a political problem, published by the Cardinal Van Thuân Observatory, has focused on the challenges that Islam currently presents to Europe and to the West, including the issue of extremism that generates terrorism. The same one that has destroyed and has stained with blood “the beloved and martyred Syria”, for which Pope Francis prayed last December 25th. In both cases, divisions, discrimination and violence take us to an ideological nature, that of the Muslim Brotherhood, which for almost a century sowed the weeds that global jihadism produces as a harvest.
From the attempt to establish fundamentalist dictatorships in the Middle East and North Africa under the disguise of the so-called Arab Spring, to the penetration into the Western vital ganglia to advance their project of conquest, the Muslim Brotherhood is today the greater threat to the fraternity of the human family evoked by Pope Francis. He is fully aware of this and this is demonstrated by his imminent visit to Abu Dhabi, scheduled for early February, which will be followed by a trip to Morocco at the end of March.
Faced with Islamist arrogance, well embodied by the emirs of Qatar, by Erdogan and by the members and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Vatican, traditionally very prudent from a diplomatic point of view, seems to want to emphasize its privileged relations with the moderate countries of the Arab-Muslim world. This is an indication of great geopolitical value that contrasts with the choice made by the Italian State, that has vilely placed itself under the protection of the Islamist camp presided over by Qatar.
Therefore, if Islam has become a political problem, to resolve it, it is necessary to decisively address the issue of the Muslim Brotherhood, the unhealthy component of the great human family. What concrete actions are the brothers and sisters who work for peace called to undertake? What path must take those who want guarantee that fraternity prevails in the world? This could be the object of the next homily.
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