Obama Indifferent to the Islamic Terror Attacks
If the world thought President Obama was detached from the Brussels bombing, he was downright indifferent to the one in Pakistan. A horrific attack on the holiest of days brought parents to their knees, as 29 Christian children and more than 40 others were massacred by the Taliban on Easter. Three hundred were injured — many critically — by the explosives detonated by a suicide bomber next to a park where people had worshipped the risen Christ. “The target,” said members of the Pakistani Taliban, “was Christians.”
Despite the terrorists’ own admission, the administration’s Ned Price couldn’t bring himself to mention the religious nature of the attacks — or the attackers — who killed twice as many as the Belgium terrorists last week. “This cowardly act,” the White House’s surrogate declared, “in what has long been a scenic and placid park has killed dozens of innocent civilians and left scores injured. We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those killed, just as our thoughts and prayers are with the many injured in the explosion. The United States stands with the people and Government of Pakistan at this difficult hour.”
Local hospitals and, soon, graves, will be filled with the agonizing evidence that these were not just “citizens,” but Christians, murdered by radical Muslims. Now, a place often filled with children’s laughter is instead a place of mourning, as families weep over the blood that still stains the concrete under the park swings where their sons and daughters spent their last moments. Unlike the United States, Europe is forcefully condemning the faith-based genocide. Prime Minister David Cameron (who did not use a spokesman) urged Britons to stand up for Christian values after the bombing in Lahore. What a contrast to our own president, who refuses to acknowledge that the violence had its bullseye on a religion he claims to profess.
“There was human flesh on the walls of our house,” one man said somberly. And there is blood on the hands of nations who do nothing to denounce this brutality as anything but the attempted annihilation of our brothers and sisters in Christ. In stark contrast to the current White House, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) fiercely decried the targeting. “The evil that is radical Islamism struck in Pakistan today — the very day we celebrate the resurrection of the Prince of Peace — in a shocking display of savagery,” said Cruz. “Once again we are reminded there are no holidays from this enemy, and no one — not commuters going to work in Brussels, not mothers and children celebrating Easter in a park in Lahore — are immune from its wrath. We must redouble our resolve to band with friends and allies to defeat it. Our prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Pakistan.”
With fresh urgency, FRC hopes to draw attention to this and suffering like it in a special emphasis, Sunday, April 17: Stand with the Persecuted. Together with churches across the country, Open Doors USA, the Institute for Religion and Democracy, and Voice of the Martyrs, FRC is encouraging congregations to devote time in their weekend services to prayer for those around the globe who have been targeted for no other reason than their faith in Jesus Christ. While believers face growing hostility in America, we have experienced nothing like the mistreatment, displacement, violence, rape, crucifixions, and beheadings experienced by followers of Jesus in Iraq, Syria, Libya, other parts of the Middle East and beyond. Join us as we stand in solidarity with fellow Christians by visiting our website.
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