If you’re to believe the Washington-based Muslim Public Affairs Council, Vice President Joe Biden took the baton from President Obama on Tuesday when he spoke about violence “in the name of the Bible.”
(Obama talked about “terrible deeds in the name of Christ” at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier in the month.)
According to MPAC, Biden made the comment Tuesday at the White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism — a summit that does not mention the terms “radical Islam” or “Islamic extremism.”
MPAC founder Salam Al-Marayati, a controversial figure who said Israel should be on the “suspect list” for the attacks on 9/11, was in attendance at Tuesday’s summit and several tweets were posted by his group during the meeting, including this:
— MPAC (@mpac_national) February 17, 2015
And MPAC wasted little time expressing its pleasure with Biden’s remarks:
Because radical Islamic extremists are not the only ones beheading people by the dozens and burning others to death in locked cages.
Well, uh … never mind.
The point is, it has only been a little less than 1,000 years since the Crusades, and we need to get off our “high horses” when pointing to Muslim atrocities today.
The absurdity of the argument was not lost on social media users. Here are a few responses, as seen on Twitter:
— Hal Adam (@HalAdam) February 17, 2015
— Lisa (@Flyingright1) February 18, 2015
— Politics Matter (@Politics_Matter) February 18, 2015
— Bert Difig (@BertDifig1) February 18, 2015
— JoeC (@JoeC1776) February 18, 2015
— KJJohnson (@3_seven_77) February 18, 2015
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