..."The President tries to gloss over who is attacking and killing Christians. The media describes the killings as “sectarian.”
But the truth is, there is a worldwide war on Christians by a fanatical element of Islam.
Ever since 9/11, commentators have tried to avoid pointing fingers at Islam. While it is fair to point out that most Muslims are not committed to violence against Christians, this is not the whole truth and we should not let political correctness stand in the way of the truth.
Yes, it is a minority of Muslims who condone killing of Christians. But unfortunately that minority numbers in the tens of millions.
Pew Research did a poll which indicated that 21 percent of Egyptians, 15 percent of Jordanians, and 13 percent of Pakistani Muslims find terrorism acceptable if not laudable. A minority? To be sure. But if you add up the numbers in just three countries, over 40 million Muslims sympathize with violence against Christians.
A Daily Telegraph survey indicated that 100,000 Muslims in Britain fully supported the London subway killings, and 400,000 Muslims expressed some sympathy with the bombers.
In Iran, American pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned indefinitely, facing physical and psychological torture at the hands of his captors who have demanded that he renounce his faith.
I’ve introduced a resolution in the Senate that calls for the immediate release of this American pastor.
I will not rest until Pastor Abedini is freed!
Across the globe, Christians are under attack as if we lived in the Middle Ages or as if we lived under early pagan Roman rule.
This administration is doing nothing to stop it, and it can be argued, is giving aid and comfort to countries that tolerate these crimes.
The war on Christians is not just abroad. It came to Boston this year just in time for the marathon. Two Islamic radicals blew up dozens of civilians. I guess they thought killing women and children would somehow make a religious or political point.
You might argue that they didn’t target Christians but they certainly didn’t target a mosque either. Their motive, if you can perceive one, was not against our government but against us as a people, a Christian people.
In the meantime, to defend ourselves we need to understand that the war on Christians is not being waged by rare anomalies in the Muslim world but by a significant minority that numbers in the millions.
Christians should be prepared for war, but actively seek Peace. Reagan said we should strive for Peace through Strength, and I agree. I urge us to not lose sight of either. Too often recently we have lost sight of Peace as the goal.
The message of the gospels is not war.
Hopefully the message of Christianity, if listened to, can be part of an eventual peace process.
In the meantime, take action. Pray for a solution. Hold your politicians accountable for protecting life and standing up against the war on Christianity."