Nor does your cruelty, however exquisite, avail you; it is rather a temptation to us. The oftener we are mown down by you, the more in number we grow; the blood of Christians is seed. Tertullian
A group of people who likely couldn't care less what Fr. Eberhard Schokenhoff says. Nor, I dare say, have they read the blogs and comment boxes of folks typing their opinions from the safety of their apartments and basements. These people risk everything for their faith. We in North America risk nothing. You wonder why the faith is flourishing in the third world and dying in our own back yards? These people confront a persecution that wields real swords. We largely content ourselves with setting up straw men and delight in knocking them down. We occupy ourselves with issues and politics and ignore the weightier matters of proclaiming the kingdom and the salvation of souls.
You want to know a real bit of irony in all this? These men are members of the Coptic Church which dissented from the Council of Chalcedon in 451. Yes, they are technically schismatic and monophysites. Do you somehow imagine that Our Lord will not welcome these martyrs, who died with His name on their lips, into the kingdom with open arms? How do you suppose he will greet you and I?
Anybody remember the churches of Asia Minor mentioned in the book of Revelation? I would be hard pressed to name the entire list. They are gone and forgotten. It might not be a bad idea to read Revelation to find out just what might cause a church to disappear.