Obama just couldn’t resist.
At the National Prayer Breakfast he threw Christianity under the bus and backed up over it twice by comparing things done in the name of Christianity to what Islamic fascists are doing in the name of Muhammad, calling both “those who seek to hijack religious for their own murderous ends.”
“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history,” he said. “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.”
The Inquisition, sure, but the Crusades were a defensive battle against an Islamic invasion that could have swept across Europe.
But in an show of our sensitivity to the current Islamic invaders, our military has largely removed the term crusade from its lexicon.
In September 2001, President George W. Bush said, “This crusade — this war on terrorism — is going to take a while …” He later apologized for the remark because of how Muslims view the word crusade. Christians will get no such apology from this president.
Obama next went on to twist the role of Christians further. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ,” he claimed of a tiny minority, without bothering to mention the prominent role of Christians in ending both of those.
“And so, as people of faith, we are summoned to push back against those who try to distort our religion — any religion — for their own nihilistic ends,” Obama said. “And here at home and around the world, we will constantly reaffirm that fundamental freedom — freedom of religion — the right to practice our faith how we choose …”
Uh, Barack, ISIS and al-Qaida are practicing their faith how they choose. They are trying to establish a caliphate.