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  • Obama: What really concerns me are those “less-than-loving expressions by Christians

    04/11/2015 6:46:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 86 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 04/08/2015 | ED MORRISSE
    The good news: After a number of atrocities that have victimized Christians from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Kenya over the past few months, Barack Obama finally has spoken explicitly about Christians. The bad news? At the Easter prayer breakfast, Obama chose not to pray for all of those victims of genocidal Islamist terror, but to scold Christians in the US for what Obama calls “less-than-loving expressions[.]” He then reversed course, to much laughter:
  • Why Obama's All-Out Attack on Christians Should Concern You

    04/10/2015 6:25:53 AM PDT · by kingattax · 63 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/9/2015 | MATTHEW CLARK
    President Obama, who won't call out radical Islam for beheading Christians, is spewing verbal vitriol against Christians. President Obama began his remarks at an Easter Prayer Breakfast this week saying he is "concerned" about "less-than-loving" Christians. He used the day we as Christians celebrate our risen Savior—the day love conquered death—to call Christians unloving. Christians around the world are suffering and dying each and every day at the hands of brutal radical Islamic jihadi genocide, and the leader of the free world finds the need to attack Christians. But this wasn't the first time. Just a few short months ago...
  • OBAMA DISAPPOINTED IN CHRISTIANS, BUT NOT TERRIBLY WORKED UP ABOUT THEIR SLAUGHTER

    04/08/2015 12:14:23 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 08, 2015 | John Hayward
    It’s always uncomfortable when this supremely arrogant, narcissistic, dishonest President speaks at a prayer breakfast. He just can’t resist the opportunity to lecture the people he relentlessly, remorselessly lied to about gay marriage for years. He’s demonstrated his utter contempt for people of faith through his politics – there is no other word for willfully deceiving people in order to gain the political power necessary to crush them. Obama has never acknowledged or apologized for his deceit, which would have been a very minimal gesture of respect for those he hoodwinked. He can’t help letting that contempt seep into his...
  • Obama criticizes 'less than loving Christians' at Easter prayer breakfast

    04/08/2015 7:34:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2015 | Rick Moran
    As the Washington Times points out, the latest Obama signal of religious relativism came after his administration had issued a statement on the Kenyan massacre at a Christian college without once mentioning the religion of the victims - or the attackers. Addressing an ecumenical gathering at the White House of cardinals, ministers, pastors and the lay faithful, Mr. Obama was talking about the Apostle John’s call to love “with actions and in truth” rather than with words. The president then briefly gave in to temptation, and deviated from his prepared remarks. “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as...
  • Obama concerned by ‘less-than-loving’ Christians

    04/07/2015 6:04:04 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    President Obama appeared set to go after his political opponents on Tuesday during an Easter Prayer Breakfast, but he stopped himself before veering further off script. “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that, as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” the president said during the breakfast at the White House. “And I have to say that, sometimes when I listen to other less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.”
  • Obama concerned by ‘less-than-loving’ Christians

    04/07/2015 7:57:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama appeared set to go after his political opponents on Tuesday during an Easter Prayer Breakfast, but he stopped himself before veering further off script. “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that, as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” the president said during the breakfast at the White House. “And I have to say that, sometimes when I listen to other less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.” Obama paused, then remarked “that’s a topic for another day,” sparking laughter from the audience gathered in the East Room.
  • Obama Expresses Concern Over "Less-Than Loving Expressions From Christians"

    04/07/2015 1:31:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at the White House’s Easter breakfast, President Barack Obama momentarily attempted to address the current religious freedom controversy but stopped himself after reactions from the crowd.
  • President Obama Denounces ‘Less-than-Loving’ Christians at Easter Prayer Breakfast

    04/07/2015 10:29:30 AM PDT · by drewh · 67 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12:43 pm, April 7th, 2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    Towards the end of his speech at Tuesday morning’s Easter Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama appeared to veer off script to make some comments that implicitly referenced the fierce debate that has been raging over the last week about “religious freedom” laws in Indiana, Arkansas and elsewhere. “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.” As the crowd began to murmur, the president backed off, saying, “But that’s a topic for...
  • Obama Jabs 'Less-Than-Loving' Christians At Prayer Breakfast (VIDEO)

    04/07/2015 12:02:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo.com ^ | 04/07/2015 | Catherine Thompson
    President Barack Obama appeared to poke fun at his critics Tuesday during an Easter prayer breakfast speech at the White House. “On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian I am supposed to love,” Obama said. “I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians I get concerned.” The President didn't specify what those "less-than-loving expressions" were. "But that's a topic for another day," he added to laughter and applause from the audience. "I was about to veer off. I'm pulling it back." Obama faced a barrage of criticism from the...
  • Obama’s Self-Professed “Confusion” About Islamic Terror

    02/27/2015 4:50:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama’s Self-Professed “Confusion” About Islamic TerrorPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 27, 2015 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments During the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, U.S. President Obama tried to shield Islam from criticism by depicting Christianity as equally violent and intolerant (via comments about crusades, inquisitions, and “high horses”). Much lesser known is that he also tried to shield Islam by invoking Christian virtues.In many ways, his comments on “humility” might be the strangest of his entire speech—to the point that Obama himself got visibly confused, and admitted it, by his own lack of...
  • Obama’s Own Prayer Breakfast Words Echoed By ISIS In Gruesome Christian Beheadings Video

    02/20/2015 8:22:27 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Western Journalism. ^ | February 16, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    Obama's argument is part of ISIS' justification for merciless jihad. Within hours of the release of a horrific ISIS video showing the gruesome beheading of 21 Coptic Christians, Egypt launched retaliatory airstrikes against Islamic State targets in neighboring Libya where the mass murders apparently occurred. The bombings of ISIS training camps and weapons storage facilities, according to a report on Inquisitr, were Egypt’s first official foreign military action in some 24 years. The ISIS video graphically showing the beheadings of the helpless Christian captives has reportedly been confirmed as authentic by the Coptic Church. In that unspeakably horrible video, an...
  • Islam as a Victim Civilization

    02/18/2015 10:27:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Mona Charen
    resident Obama's scolding of Western civilization at the National Prayer Breakfast ("Lest we get on our high horse...") may go down in history as the emblematic moment of his presidency. It was atrociously ill timed and characteristically sophomoric. My colleague Jay Nordlinger observed that Obama sounded just like the students in the 1980s who, when presented with evidence of the Soviet gulag, would respond with the tu quoque rejoinder: "Well, what about racism?" During the Cold War, we called this the "moral equivalence" fallacy, because however grave our flaws were (and some were serious), they didn't exist on the same...
  • Osama bin Laden, Meet Mother Teresa

    02/12/2015 2:46:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jerry Newcombe
    Osama bin Laden, meet Mother Teresa. Salvation Army, meet the Taliban. After all, you’re just different sides of the same coin anyway, or so says President Obama essentially. Last week, Obama famously used the National Prayer Breakfast to scold Christians for having more than their fair share of scalawags who have “hijacked” their religion, lest we judge these professed Muslims who are killing, raping, and pillaging all over the world. Thus, there is a moral equivalence between Islam and Christianity. We all have our good and our bad apples. He said, "Unless we get on our high horse and think...
  • "Je Suis Charles Martel": Obama's Crusade Benefits Islamic State

    02/11/2015 2:13:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Austin Bay
    resident Barak Obama didn't intend to make the Battle of Yarmuk (636 A.D.) a 2015 news item. However, his bizarrely incomplete sketch of the Crusades, delivered last week at a national prayer breakfast, did just that. The president's media defenders contend he intended to make a justifiable point: Throughout history, people have corrupted religious faith to self-serving, murderous ends. That, however, is an oft-repeated truth -- something everyone already knows. But our president, while repeating something we already know, equated medieval Christian crusaders with 21st-century Islamic State terrorists. See, man? They both committed atrocities. Obama started solid, dubbing the Islamic...
  • Obama’s Historical Ignorance and Disdain for the Faith - What are we to conclude?

    02/11/2015 12:20:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 10, 2015 | Scott McKay
    Barack Obama has one final year to realize that the National Prayer Breakfast just isn’t a good venue for him. Obama’s track record at the annual function has been little other than disastrous, and another president—one with a more hostile media and a less dedicated constituency—would have been ruined already by previous catastrophes.Obama’s problems with the National Prayer Breakfast began in earnest in 2012, when the keynote speech at the affair was given by author Eric Metaxas. The speech Metaxas gave in advance of Obama’s own address was a tour de force and an indictment, though a polite one, of...
  • Obama: "No god condones terror."

    02/10/2015 3:46:50 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 62 replies
    2/10/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    President Obama, during his National Prayer Breakfast speech, Thursday: "No god condones terror. No grievance justifies the taking of innocent lives or the oppression of those who are weaker of fewer in number." All people at all times and locations have the right to defend themselves from terror. Despite Obama's words that have clearly angered people, we can see the following as an example: Christians within the confines of the Byzantine Empire had a right to defend themselves from Muslims who terrorized them, but we all know that Pope Urban II could in no way possible know that anyone who...
  • Rev. Wright's Star Pupil

    02/10/2015 5:58:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "A steady patriot of the world alone, "The friend of every country -- but his own." George Canning's couplet about the Englishmen who professed love for all the world except their own native land comes to mind on reading Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. After listing the horrors of ISIS, al-Qaida and Boko Haram, the president decided his recital of crimes committed in the name of Islam would be unbalanced, if he did not backhand those smug Christians sitting right in front of him. "And lest we get on our high horse ... remember that during the Crusades...
  • 63rd Annual National Prayer Breakfast ... Let Us Prey

    02/10/2015 5:32:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    There was a time when the 63-year-old National Prayer Breakfast was a rather mundane affair. It rarely made news. Speakers -- evangelist Billy Graham spoke at most of the early ones -- talked about Jesus and salvation. Presidents, beginning with Dwight D. Eisenhower, would follow with unremarkable comments mostly ignored or relegated to the religion page by the secular press. In recent years the breakfast's higher purpose has sometimes been tainted by politics from a lower kingdom, not by the choice of the Senate and House members who alternate organizing the event, but by some speakers who have used it...
  • At the prayer breakfast, President Obama struck a patronizing tone

    02/10/2015 2:16:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2015 | Eugene Robinson
    There is no doubt that President Obama’s remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate. But they were also — let’s face it — glib, facile and patronizing. [snip of brief, gratuitous, misleading snark to burnish and retain his progressive credentials] My objection is that Obama — in drawing parallels between past atrocities perpetrated in the name of Christianity and current ones by terrorists acting in the name of Islam — constructed an all-too-pat narrative that lets everyone off the hook, including himself. The admonition not to “get on our high horse” about jihadist terror...
  • Obama’s Crusades - How did that line end up in his speech?

    02/09/2015 5:01:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    "....Something I have asked myself: Does he really believe what he says, or is it all just for political effect, to send conservatives into a tizzy, eat up the airwaves, and keep us off-balance? He must have known how ridiculous, how unintelligent, and how offensive his comments were going to sound, correct? There’s a pause after he delivers the Crusades remark, you can see it below, and I just wonder, did he know that this was a stupid thing to say? I hope so, I really do. Maybe he was just caught up in the moment, already committed to the...
  • Obama Hijacks Christianity to Defend Islam

    02/08/2015 1:34:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Frank Turek
    resident Obama has hijacked Christianity in an attempt to defend Islam. At the National Prayer breakfast Thursday, he said, “There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency, that can pervert and distort our faith.” And that there will always be people willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends.” So we shouldn’t “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.” Yes, people have done terrible deeds in the name of Christ, but they were against the...
  • Andrea Mitchell Rips Obama Prayer Speech: After Pilot Is Burned, "Don't Lean Back, Be Philosophical"

    02/08/2015 9:31:29 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 8, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Mitchell criticized Obama for leaning over backwards to be philosophical days after it was found out that a captured Jordanian pilot was burned alive by ISIS. "You don't use the word Crusades, number one, in any context right now," Mitchell said on NBC's Meet the Press today. "It's just it's too fraught. And the week after a pilot is burned alive, in a video shown, you don't lean over backwards to be philosophical about the sins of the fathers. You have to deal with the issue that's in front of you or don't deal with it at all." Oddly, Mitchell's...
  • Is Professed Christian Obama a Believer or a Deceiver?

    02/08/2015 7:39:17 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 44 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | February 8, 2015 | JP
    Joshua DuBois, former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, appeared yesterday on MSNBC’s “UP with Steve Kornacki,” during which he defended President Obama’s profoundly insulting anti-Christian remarks at last Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast in the Nation’s Capital. The president admonished Christians not to think their faith somehow different than the faith that has produced ISIL (and al Qaeda and Boko Haram and Abu Sayyaf and Hamas and Hezbollah and all too many other Islamic terrorist groups). “Remember,” spake Obama, “during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” And...
  • After the National Prayer Breakfast, Judge Jeanine says she’s figured out Obama

    Nailed it
  • Rev. Graham to Obama: Unlike Christ, Mohammed ‘Killed Many Innocent People'

    02/05/2015 4:58:51 PM PST · by FR_addict · 133 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Feb. 5 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    In response to President Barack Obama drawing a parallel between the barbaric acts of the Islamic State today with actions by Christians during the Crusades, which ended 700 years ago, evangelist Franklin Graham said there was a difference between Jesus Christ who “taught peace “ and did “not take life” versus Mohammed, who “was a warrior and killed many innocent people.” Reverend Graham further said that, “True followers of Christ emulate Christ – true followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed.” President Obama made his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday in Washington, D.C. He referenced the Islamist attacks on...
  • Obama: Christianity No Different Than the Islamic State

    02/06/2015 5:12:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 6, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama: Christianity No Different Than the Islamic StatePosted By Raymond Ibrahim On February 6, 2015 @ 12:18 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 40 Comments As the world reacts with shock and horror at the increasingly savage deeds of the Islamic State (IS)—in this case, the recent immolation of a captive—U.S. President Obama’s response has been one of nonjudgmental relativism.Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, Obama counseled Americans to get off their “high horse” and remember that Christians have been equally guilty of such atrocities: Unless we get on our high horse and think this [beheadings, sex-slavery, crucifixion, roasting humans]...
  • BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

    02/06/2015 8:16:59 AM PST · by shortstop · 21 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/06/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    There is a difference, Mr. President, between Christian extremism and Muslim extremism. Christian extremism was in the 1400s. Muslim extremism was Wednesday. One is a dark era in the history books, the other is a threat to modernity as we know it. At the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, after bowing to the Dalai Lama, President Obama – apologist in chief for Islam – talked about protecting the reputation of the Muslim world. Then he minimized the evil of militant Islam by bringing up the Spanish Inquisition and even Jim Crow, citing them as counterbalancing examples of Christian terrorism. In his...
  • Imam Obama comes out at the National Prayer Breakfast

    02/06/2015 8:15:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/15 | Judi McLeod
    Imam Obama does not include Islamic terrorism on the rampage among people of all faiths willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends” We can hear it now, much closer than ever before, the Islamic call to prayer, not in the far away MidEast, but here in the villages, towns and cities we call home. We’ll be hearing it more often as it begins to drown out the peals of church bells, now that Barack Hussein Obama came out as Imam Obama at Thursday’ National Prayer Breakfast. The president did not formally introduce himself as Imam Obama, not in...
  • Horse Pucky from Obama

    02/06/2015 8:12:27 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/6/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    The president’s comparison of Christianity to radical Islam defies logic. On Tuesday, the so-called Islamic State released a slickly produced video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage. On Wednesday, the United Nations issued a report detailing various “mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children, and burying children alive” at the hands of the Islamic State. And on Thursday, President Obama seized the opportunity of the National Prayer Breakfast to forthrightly criticize the “terrible deeds” . . . committed “in the name of Christ.” “Humanity has been grappling with these...
  • Bishop Jackson To Obama: ‘Frankly Sir, You Ought To Close Your Mouth’

    02/07/2015 7:24:32 AM PST · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    Western journalism ^ | Feb.6, 2015
    There has been strong reaction to President Barack Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday when he compared the murderous acts being committed by Islamic terrorist groups and centuries-ago Christian campaigns. 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. The founder of StandAmerica, Bishop E. W. Jackson, told Elizabeth Hasselbeck on Friday morning’s Fox...
  • What High Horse? (Saturbray)

    02/07/2015 7:12:59 AM PST · by bray · 12 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 2/7/15 | bray
    1 John 2:16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. When you are on a rocking horse everyone else seems on a high one. For someone who has reached new lows as the worst leader in the world’s history, he has the gall to pretend he is a preacher. To accuse Christians of being prideful by their outrage of a religion that is at the heart of fanatical cultists; burning someone alive is an accusation that encapsulates liberalism. Christians today...
  • Obama's Morally Confused Prayer Breakfast Lecture

    02/07/2015 4:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    I find it very odd that a president notably lacking in humility and frequently riding his own high horse would lecture American Christians about those subjects because they presumably condemn acts of barbarism by Islamists. Talk about a string of disconnects. While we're at it, let's note one more. Obama, at the National Prayer Breakfast, also exhorted us to "uphold the distinction between our faith and our governments -- between church and between state." Last time I checked, it was not Christians, unless you believe that Obama is a Christian, who were using government power to restrict religious liberties of...
  • An "Amen" from a Priest for the President

    02/06/2015 4:16:44 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 5, 2015 | Rev. Susan Russell, Episcopal priest and activist from Pasadena, Calif.
    So President Obama is evidently taking a ration of right-wing blow back for comments at today's National Prayer Breakfast comparing the heinous actions of ISIS to the heinous actions of the Crusades. "Critics Pounce" read one headline. "Outrage" read another Here's what's outrageous: Christians who don't know their own history. Like the story of the Cathars -- a Christian sect deemed heretical in the 13th century and savagely butchered by Christian Crusaders in France.
  • Mark Levin EVISCERATES Obama for broad-based attack on Christianity

    02/06/2015 12:19:01 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 8 replies
    therightscoop.com/ ^ | 2/6/15 | http://therightscoop.com/
    Mark Levin EVISCERATES Obama for broad-based attack on Christianity Mark Levin ripped Obama (aka. Jeremiah ‘lite’) for his attack on Christianity today, an attack he said was broad-based and a condemnation of the entire faith. He said Obama denigrated and degraded Christianity, even comparing it to ISIS. Levin points out that Obama was quick to say ‘this was done in the name of Jesus’ or ‘that was done in the name of Jesus’, but he NEVER refers to any Islamic terrorism as being done in the name of ‘Muhammad’. No, he’s more careful when it comes to Islam, Levin notes,...
  • Jindal to Obama: ‘Medieval Christian Threat is Under Control’

    02/06/2015 2:56:36 PM PST · by opentalk · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | February 6, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Bobby Jindal on Friday released a statement responding to the president’s remarks on Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast in which he cautioned Americans from getting on a “high horse” when taking a stance against radical Islam because people have committed “terrible deeds” in the name of Christianity, too. “It was nice of the President to give us a history lesson at the Prayer breakfast,” Jindal said. “Today, however, the issue right in front of his nose, in the here and now, is the terrorism of Radical Islam, the assassination of journalists, the beheading and burning alive of captives. We will...
  • Obama faces backlash over Crusades remark at prayer breakfast

    02/06/2015 2:17:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Feb 6, 2015 10:44 a.m. ET | By Tim Rostan
    President Obama, catching intensifying flak from the political right for failing to utter the phrase “radical Islam” — sorry, no substitutions allowed (other than “Islamic extremism”) — gave every appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday of having heard his critics. And having decided to do, effectively, the opposite of what they’d demanded. If he did not exactly imply then he certainly granted his political adversaries the leeway to infer that he sees a moral equivalency between the murderous acts being committed under the banner of Islamic terrorist groups and centuries-ago Christian campaigns.See: Terrorism poses no existential threat to...
  • The Glamor of Evil ... Mark Steyn

    02/06/2015 10:42:30 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 41 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 Feb 2015 | Mark Steyn
    On Tuesday the Islamic State released a 22-minute video showing Flight Lieutenant Muath al-Kasasbeh of the Royal Jordanian Air Force being doused in petrol and burned to death. It is an horrific way to die, and Flt Lt al-Kasasbeh showed uncommon bravery, standing stiff and dignified as the flames consumed him. And then he toppled, and the ISIS cameras rolled on, until what was left was charred and shapeless and unrecognizable as human. King Abdullah's response to this barbaric act was to execute two ISIS prisoners the following morning, including the evil woman who was part of the cell that...
  • White House defends Prayer Breakfast remarks about the Crusades

    02/06/2015 1:07:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    The White House on Friday defended President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast after he was widely lambasted by conservatives for bringing up acts done in Christianity's name amid a discussion of modern-day terrorist threats. Americans should hold themselves "up to our own values and our own standards," deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said aboard the president's flight to Indianapolis, where Obama is speaking at a community college, according to the pool report. Obama believes that "when we fall short of that, we need to be honest with ourselves," Schultz said, noting Obama's "belief in American exceptionalism." “The president...
  • Krauthammer 'Stunned' By Obama's 'Banal & Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    02/06/2015 10:37:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 103 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 5, 2015 | Staff
    Charles Krauthammer tonight slammed President Barack Obama’s remarks today at the National Prayer Breakfast, where Obama compared ISIS attacks to the violence committed by Christians in the Crusades. “Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. Unless 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," Obama said.
  • No. 1 Issue at Obama’s Private Meeting with Muslim Leaders Was Islamophobia in America

    02/06/2015 10:06:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 6, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    The number one issue at President Obama’s private meeting with Muslim leaders on Wednesday was the rise of Islamophobia in America, not the threat of Islamic terrorism, according to sources in the room with the president. Comedian Dean Obeidallah wrote that he attended the event and found the main topic to be discrimination against Muslims by their fellow Americans. “In fact, it was clearly the No. 1 issue raised: The alarming rise in anti-Muslim bigotry in America,” Obeidallah wrote for the Daily Beast. “My point was that while bigotry from certain Republicans is nothing new, I’m alarmed about the Democratic...
  • Obama points the finger at Christians when talking about terrorism

    02/06/2015 9:40:54 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    am thinker ^ | 2/6/15 | c brown
    President Obama made an extremely curious comment in his address at the National Prayer Breakfast: “We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends.” “Our religion?” Was that a slip of the tongue? If he is speaking of Christians, where are the nihilists today murdering in the name of Christ that require a push back? The president appears willing to say or do anything to avoid speaking the truth about Islam. This so-called Christian who acts the role of President of the United States is a fanatic when it comes to honoring...
  • Still More of President Obama’s Moral Equivalence (VDH)

    02/05/2015 11:58:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama, at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, said: Unless 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. This is banal. The problem with all such high-horse declarations by Obama is his continual omission of historical context and, in this case, his conflation of the frequent with the rare. The Crusades began in 1095, almost a millennium...
  • Obama: “Remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition (Shorten Title)

    02/05/2015 2:12:04 PM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | February 5, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Obama says, “No God condones terror.” Yet Muhammad is depicted in a hadith as having said: “I have been made victorious through terror” (Bukhari 4:52.220). And the Qur’an says: “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies…” (8:60)
  • Referencing Crusades, Obama puts Islamic extremism in historical perspective

    02/05/2015 4:21:24 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/05/2015 | MICHAEL WILNER
    US President Barack Obama has long refused to refer to the scourge of terrorism gripping the Middle East as Islamic extremism, and on Thursday, he defended that position with a bit of history. The challenges facing Islam today are not unique to the religion, Obama said, but reflective of a "sinful tendency" in all societies to "pervert and distort" faiths. "Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history," Obama said at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. "And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during...
  • Obama's Comparison of Christianity, Radical Islam Defies Logic

    02/06/2015 6:38:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    On Tuesday, the so-called Islamic State released a slickly produced video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a steel cage. On Wednesday, the United Nations issued a report detailing various "mass executions of boys, as well as reports of beheadings, crucifixions of children and burying children alive" at the hands of the Islamic State. And on Thursday, President Obama seized the opportunity of the National Prayer Breakfast to forthrightly criticize the "terrible deeds" ... committed "in the name of Christ." "Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history," Obama said, referring to the ennobling aspects of...
  • Why did Obama Compare Crusades to Islamic State at Prayer Breakfast?

    02/06/2015 6:31:33 AM PST · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 5, 2015 | Peter Grier
    It’s possible that President Obama knew his remarks at the prayer breakfast would blow some of his opponents' stacks; it’s possible he’s surprised by the controversy. But controversy there is, manufactured or genuine. At the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Obama made a reference to Christianity that infuriated some conservatives. Speaking in general, Mr. Obama began by condemning zealots who hijack religion “for their own murderous ends.” He cited the recent massacre at a Pakistani school carried out by the Taliban, the assault on Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris perpetrated by radical Islamists, and the terrible murders carried out...
  • Obama's Remarks Show Shocking Ignorance Of Western Civilization

    02/06/2015 5:20:12 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 89 replies
    news.investors.com ^ | February 5, 2015
    Culture: In remarks at a prayer meeting Thursday, President Obama implied Christianity, just like Islam, is filled with people who "hijack religion for their own murderous ends." This is the progressive disease of moral equivalence at its worst. In recent days and weeks, the world has watched grimly as the horrific barbarity of fundamentalist Islam has been put on full display. With routine beheadings, crucifixions, tortures, mass killings of civilians, burying children alive, and, most recently, burning a prisoner alive and filming his death agony to the approving yells of onlookers, it's clear something is horribly wrong within Islam. And...
  • Constitutional senior lecturer-in-chief misunderstands the First Amendment

    02/06/2015 4:57:15 AM PST · by AJFavish · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 6, 2015 | Allan J. Favish
    According to the Washington Times, President Barack Obama made statements at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5, 2015 that establish that Obama has a fundamental misunderstanding of the United States Constitution's First Amendment, which among other things protects freedom of speech. The Times reported:
  • Critics pounce after Obama talks Crusades, slavery at prayer breakfast

    02/06/2015 2:45:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2015 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama has never been one to go easy on America. As a new president, he dismissed the idea of American exceptionalism, noting that Greeks think their country is special, too. He labeled the Bush-era interrogation practices, euphemistically called “harsh” for years, as torture. America, he has suggested, has much to answer given its history in Latin America and the Middle East. His latest challenge came Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast. At a time of global anxiety over Islamist terrorism, Obama noted pointedly that his fellow Christians, who make up a vast majority of Americans, should perhaps not be...
  • Levin: US Enemies "Laughing" At Obama Prayer Breakfast Speech

    02/06/2015 4:53:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that America’s enemies were “gut laughing” at President Obama’s speech before the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.