Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Peacemakers in the Midst of Radical Islamist Terror

On my bookcase sits a small leatherette plaque bearing three words from St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians: “Love Never Fails.” His words fall easily from the lips of average Christians. But what makes this memento so special is the giver: Pope Theodoros II, spiritual leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christian Church. On Palm Sunday, he narrowly escaped assassination by ISIS, when terrorists bombed two Coptic churches and killed 47 worshippers. ISIS claimed credit, boasting that Christians are their favorite prey. Although TV coverage quickly faded, for me this conflict has been intensely personal since September 2013. Not long after 30…