During the Christian “National Day of Prayer,” President Barack Obama got up at the National Prayer Breakfast and told Christians to watch their mouths about insulting Islam:
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
That was on February 5, 2015, a month after the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, France… perpetrated by Muslim terrorists.
It was less than two weeks after ISIS – which stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, by the way… It’s an Islam-affiliated organization – decapitated a Japanese hostage on film.
It was days after ISIS burned a Jordanian hostage to death, and recorded that one too.
And it was one day after a United Nations watchdog group reported that Muslim terrorists were murdering Iraqi children in the most brutal ways possible… by crucifying them and burying them alive, while selling others as sex slaves and using captive young men as suicide bombers.
But yeah, Christians, let’s not “get on our high horse” when our least respectable religious brethren did disgusting things in decades and centuries long past.
Let’s be blunt here: Christians can act horrifically. It’s a historically documented fact. But Christians aren’t the ones threatening mass physical horrors on people right now. It’s therefore an intolerable waste of time to point out their past behavior when Muslims’ present behavior is directly and intentionally leading to death and destruction… over and over and over again.
Responsible people should understand this, yet President Obama refused to use the term “Muslim terrorists” in a major speech about combatting terrorism yesterday. Instead, he said, “No religion is responsible for terrorism – people are responsible for violence and terrorism.”
Oh, really? Because that isn’t quite what you said at the Christian National Day of Prayer, Mr. President…
Maybe I should mention that this latest speech was delivered shortly after the Obama administration found out that ISIS slaughtered a dozen or so Coptic Christians. And maybe I should also mention that, when the White House addressed this atrocity, it called the slain “Egyptian citizens” and “innocents,” not Christians.
Was that omission because we don’t want to instigate religious persecution?
If so, someone should tell President Obama that it’s way too late for that. The whole world is under religious persecution, and it’s coming from Muslims trying to shove their religion down everyone else’s throats… Christians, Jews, other Muslims, agnostics and atheists alike.