This should be too much for even libs to swallow.
President Obama raised the bar on being out of touch by comparing historical acts in the name of Christianity with murderous Islamic terrorism in the world today.
At the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Obama compared the beheadings and burning-alive murders of Islamic terrorists dominated headline and newscasts with the Christian Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition.
He also blamed Jim Crow segregation and American slavery on people acting in the name of Jesus Christ.
“Unless 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,” Obama told those in attendance. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
He also said the Islamic State was actually betraying Islam by committing atrocities.
“We see ISIL, a brutal vicious death cult that in the name of religion carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism,” he said.
He added that the terrorist organization has claimed “the mantle of religious authority for such actions.”
There are a few problems with his comparison.
For starters, the Crusades, slavery and Jim Crow aren’t currently a problem for the civilized world. So his attempt to draw a moral equivalency — aside from being intellectually dishonest — is likely to do more harm by emboldening Islamic terrorists.
Also, perhaps Obama needs a history lesson. The Crusades took place between 1095 and 1291; the Spanish Inquisition started in 1478.
Not to mention the Crusades were a response to Muslim aggression in the Holy Land.
Perhaps the president hasn’t watched the news, but Islamic terrorism is a problem today.
The Twitterverse took him to task.
— brian white (@WhiteWhiteowljk) February 5, 2015
— timbotim62 (@timbotim62) February 5, 2015
— Karl (@BMW_foreverr) February 5, 2015
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) February 5, 2015
@dbongino That is the progressive’s answer to everything – relativism. I haven’t seen any Christians mass murdering anyone.
— Elizabeth Flickinger (@LizFlickinger) February 5, 2015
Is this guy kidding? We need to hear about Christian violence today??? And why ISIL v ISIS? Sick of it. Leadership!! http://t.co/U3iEuGBhFK
— Time for Choosing! (@Songof2016) February 5, 2015
Obama Uses National Prayer Breakfast To Slam America: In Our Country Jim Crow And Slavery Were (cont) http://t.co/1lMLDlOhrz
— Stephen Stephan (@stephenstephan) February 5, 2015
#Obama at national prayer breakfast giving a speech condescending to Islam, his excuses won’t change the face of it’s evil
— Ron Kimball (@kimball_ron) February 5, 2015
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