President Obama was in his usual form at the National Prayer Breakfast:
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.
His comments are disingenuous for three reasons.
First, it is yet another strawman argument. Can President Obama name one person who is arguing that people haven’t been killed in the name of Christianity? To say that we cannot comment on the misdeeds of Islamists because Christians are not without sin is simply a cop out and an excuse to ignore our present state of affairs.
Second, while Obama does not hesitate to say that people have committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ, he would never dare say that al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah and the Taliban have killed in the name of Muhammad. Hell, the White House can’t bring themselves to call ISIS Islamic much less call the Taliban terrorists.
Third, the examples Obama cites only to serve to demonstrate that Christianity and its adherents have moved forward while Islam and its followers have moved backwards.
It is time for President Obama to get off his high horse.