For weeks now, many in the media and across America have been asking the question as to why President Obama won’t declare that radical Islam is the enemy that our country and much of the rest of the civilized world are fighting.
What the president just said to people gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington may provide at least a partial answer to those wondering about Obama’s persistent reluctance to identify the threat of radical Islam around the globe.
CNS News provides the quotation from President Obama’s speech that may well cause some to ponder and others to protest:
“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 president attempted to draw parallels between those “terrible deeds in the name of Christ” and the atrocities of those claiming to be devout Muslims.
“So it’s not unique to one group or one religion. There is a tendency in us — a sinful tendency — that can pervert and distort our faith.”
By clicking on the video above, you can watch President Obama’s relevant remarks to the National Prayer Breakfast — remarks sure to generate renewed controversy about Obama’s willingness to identify and go after radical Islamists such as those who burned alive the Jordanian pilot.
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