Were Obama’s ‘Crusade’ Comments Responsible for Latest Beheadings of Christians?
Fox News reported that “a video released on Sunday by militants in Libya claiming loyalty to the Islamic State terror group purports to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages.
The video, which appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports Islamic State, depicts several men in orange jumpsuits being led along a beach, each accompanied by a masked militant. The men are made to kneel and one militant, dressed differently than the others, addresses the camera in North American-accented English.”
The latest reports have confirmed the murders of these committed Christians:
“Even under the blade, some were making their last prayers and as the blade came to their neck they all cried in unison ‘Ya Rabbi Yasou’ (O My Lord Jesus) the caption by ISIS stated ‘these insisted to remain in unbelief.’ In other words, they were given the option to convert or die and every one of them refused, even unto death.”
This is the important part from one of the murdering Muslims:
“All crusaders: safety for you will be only wishes, especially if you are fighting us all together. Therefore we will fight you all together. The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.”
You may recall how President Obama in his National Prayer Breakfast speech described a moral equivalency between modern-day Islamic barbarity with the Crusades that took place more than 500 years ago in response to Islamic oppression.
“The Crusades were an effort ‘to defend Christians in the Middle East who were being slaughtered by Muslims’ after the Muslim conquest of Christian Jerusalem in 638 AD, wrote Douglas Murray for the Gatestone Institute.”
Here’s what Obama said:
“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.”
Were these comments by President Obama viewed by the beheading Islamists as a way to justify their actions? It’s payback for the Crusades – moral equivalency in action!
You may recall how liberals argued that “Right Wing Radio Rhetoric” was responsible for various shooting incidents across the United States. It seems to me that if liberals can blame speech by those on the Right for certain actions, then the Right Wing can make a similar claim of the Left Wing.
The original reason for the Crusades is happening again:
“The killings raise the possibility that ISIS, which controls about a third of those countries in a self-declared caliphate, has established a direct affiliate less than 500 miles from the southern tip of Italy. One of the militants in the video makes direct reference to that possibility, saying the group now plans to ‘conquer Rome.'”