Islam is a real big topic these days on all fronts: theology, politics, social, economic. One might add a question of reasonableness of the communication of and with the Divine Being through the Prophet. Christians will call Islam an form for Christian heresy. Whatever the case may be there is a worldwide crisis of identity and truth. Egyptian Copts just faced an attack that killed 50 people and terrorized many others. This is on top of prior attacks of terror by the Islamists.

A recent interview, in advance of Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt, was published by the National Catholic Register.¬†Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir’s interview commands our attention. Father Samir is an expert. He is Egyptian and¬†professor of Islamic studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome.