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Obama Should Condemn Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt

by Keith Koffler on May 12, 2011, 11:59 am

Even as he renews his outreach to Muslims, President Obama should seek to stem the growing tide of violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt by condemning last weekend’s attacks that left a dozen people dead and scores injured.

The attacks, about which Obama has been silent, also resulted in the burning of Coptic Orthodox churches and the destruction of Christian homes and businesses.

The president needs to say more to stem religious violence that creates opportunities for Islamic extremists who want to seize power in Egypt, our most important Arab ally.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday “strongly” condemned the violence, saying, “We stand behind the Coptic Christian community and their right to practice their faith in safety and security, free of persecution.”

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Obama is preparing to try to reengage Muslims with a speech, possibly next week, that will make the case that Muslims should “reject Islamic militancy in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death and embrace a new era of relations with the U.S.”

Whether Obama views condemning Muslim violence against Christians as inopportune during the lead up to a renewed outreach to Muslims is unclear. But it’s worth noting that after Obama seemed inexplicably slow off the mark supporting the masses of Iranian protestors two years ago, there was widespread belief that he was concerned about compromising his outreach to the Iranian government.

Obama, though a Christian, seems to view his background, which includes a Muslim grandfather and several years living as a child in Muslim Indonesia, as giving him a special conduit into the Muslim world. But I doubt this type of personal outreach by one man changes the way people view the United States. And it shouldn’t interfere with other aspects of U.S. policy.

Obama commendably condemned a New Year’s Eve church bombing in Alexandria, Egypt that killed 21. But he has said little – actually nothing that I could find – about the religious killings and tensions since then, which included the deaths of 12 people Jan. 30 during a raid of Christian homes in Upper Egypt.

Obama also should speak about about the growing violence against Christians in Iraq, a country where we have some real sway. Four were killed and 171 injured in attacks over the weekend, prompting a reaction from Pope Benedict XVI.

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david miller May 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

When you don’t condemn something you like it.Real simple.

ole rolin bones May 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

OBAMA bowed to every muslim leader shuned israel people says he is a christian only lately went to the capitol prayer I think he is a closet MUSLIM no other President has EVER BOWED TO ANOTHER LEADER Obama bowes to them all why would he comment on CHRISTIANS BEING ATTACKED

Gary May 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm

obama is delusionary. He actually believes he can, with mere words brought forth by him, alter the Muslim community’s mission and behavior. The guy is unbelievable, metaphorically and literally. He fails to understand that the intensity which the Muslim community embraces about their beliefs is much the same as obama and his beliefs. Nothing the Republicans say sways obama, being accomodating is only abused by obama. He insults his opposition at every turn. The only thing obama understands is brute force and direct attacks on him. He runs and hides, deflects and obfuscates all of the time. Why on earth would he think his speech would change anything. obama is absolutely the worst president in our history, probably also one of worst senators as well. Please, America, remove his face from the public arena on 11/6/12.

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

So well said. He truly is, such an embarrassement to our country. He really just doesn’t know what he is doing.

Donald May 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Has anyone other than I noticed that since his buddy Farakhan scoulded him, not a word about Libya. he is a closet muslim. America please wake up. We are losing our country.

mrsharfer May 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Why would the obamination care about Christians? He’s a muslim.

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

Why did Christian, America vote him into office?

JDW May 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Here is an idea, instead of allowing all these muslims into our Country, how about we allow the Christian Arabs into our Country. I bet we wouldn’t have to watch them, or worry about them becoming “Radicalized”! I also bet that they wouldn’t demand welfare, or that we follow their religion.
Look at what the Somalia’s have done to Michigan!
The samething happened in Bosnia. After Clinton chased out the Serbs, the muslims started killing all of the non-muslims while the US and Russia just pretended that it wasn’t happening!

seenbetterdaze May 12, 2011 at 7:31 pm

My grandfather came here from Lebanon at the turn of the last century, when he was 18. He never went back, raised a wonderful family here, worked very hard during hard times. He was so proud to be an American! His whole family had always been Christians, and he was very devout, and proud of the fact that he became a Policeman in a small southern town in America. His brother and sister came later and settled here too. They rarely talked of the old country but left the impression with my father and aunts that it was hard living over there.

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:29 am

That’s the problem, pretending that it’s not happening.

Mohammy the false prophet May 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Piss be upon him

jsa May 13, 2011 at 12:56 am

may you be blessed with continual urination.

jerryjeeper May 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

The Bamster is far to busy worrying about how to appease and enhance his relationship with the Muslims to care about a few Christians… Obama has publically said that he sides with the Muslims in times of conflict. Vote this idiot out in 2012.!!!!

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

Get him out now!

Chloe May 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

And so the cleansing begins….

Karl W, Schwab May 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Obama is a Muslim guys, he never was a Christian. He only say’s he is for political purposes. This guy is such a good liar he can make you believe he walks on water. I wish he would condem the violence agains Christians but I don’t think he will. He insults and condems the Christians here at home so why should he support them in Europe and Asia.

patmurphy1965 May 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm

When Barry converted to islam he changed his name to Obama. Most converts adopt a muslim name. After the fact Obama can say: ‘Wasn’t it obvious that I am muslim… I couldn’t admit it at the time but I though I made it pretty obvious.’

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:31 am

I never believed him for a second. Take one look at him and yuk!

Freeland Dave May 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm

When virtually all of Christendom is outraged at the atrocities committed against Christians not only in Egypt but the rest of the world as well, isn’t it telling that the leader of our nation, who claims to be Christian, is more or less mute on the topic?

And people honestly wonder if he may be a closet Muslim?

Taking him at his word that he is in deed Christian, and in accordance with Scripture, I recommend he seriously study Matthew 7:15 – 23 for the sake of his own soul.

In point of fact all who profess a Christian belief, which literally means that you are a follower of Jesus Christ and his teachings, should study this entire chapter of scripture very closely and then ponder to themselves what it is that they have been doing.

eddie too May 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

what do you expect? oblahblah was very explicit and transparent about where his sympathies lie.

oblahblah said he would stand with the muslims if they came under attack.
he never claimed he would stand with the christians if they came under attack.

anyone with a like of sense knew the persecution of christians would increase if the muslim brotherhood took control of a country.

oblahblah knew it. sos hilary knew it. if you did not know it, you are just and ignoramus.

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:35 am

Do any of these politicians comprehend, that they will have to meet our Maker, God the Father, one day?

Magid May 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

God will not be mocked!

Dan May 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Pretty standard for the Muslim-in-Chief, I would say. Did you expect any different from the Louis Farrakhan of the White House who has proclaimed it an open attack on white males, America, and Christians while declaring time and time again that Muslims, minorities and illegal aliens are Allah’s chosed people?

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:36 am

Who cares about Allah. He is not the True God.

gregd01 May 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Of course Obama doesn’t say anything. His tribal family in Africa have burned over 1000 churches and he bends over backward at every opportunity to kiss Islamists a** including that quack Farakahn. Face it, at best Obama is an opportunist without any meaningful religious compass. At worst, he is a closet muslim that has only attended a marginally Christian church to further his political ambition which makes a deceitful, lieing opportunist just like the Quran says its OK to be.

Dennis L. May 12, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Not only should Obama condemn the anti-Christian violence within the Muslim world but so should every freedom loving nation; especially, those that are predominantly Christian. The Coptic population of Egypt predates the Muslim conquest of Egypt. It appears that political correctness and the desire to curry Islamic favor has kept Obama from speaking out. Shameful.

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

He is the cause of Christian violence in the USA.

bob bush May 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Yes, it is about time we shouted our disgust with those who protest unfare
teatment by their government while all the same time persecuting Christians of their nation. Where is the peace that the persecuters proudly speak of while picking up stones to throw at the Christians>

Patricio Vigil May 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

This communist is not going to say anything BECAUSE HE IS A MUSLIM. He hopes all westerners and America are destroyed.

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

We all need to remember that our sweet, Lord Jesus will shield us. Obama is not God. He better watch who’s toes he’s stepping on. Mr. Obama don’t mess with the one and only true God.

patmurphy1965 May 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Because he’s muslim! When Barry converted to islam he changed his name to Obama. Most converts do. After the fact Obama can say: ‘Wasn’t it obvious that I am muslim… I couldn’t admit it at the time but I though I made it pretty obvious.’

patmurphy1965 May 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

We know how you feel… I’m still in disbelief that he was voted into office.

KH May 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Christian? Whatever gave you that idea? So you’re going to take his word for it? I guess you took his word he was going to get us out of Iraq, close down Gitmo, and have the most transparent administration in history too. Sucker.

Herr Stig May 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Easy to understand why.

John May 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Did I mention that his name is Barack Husein Obama?

Nancy May 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Correction – Obama is not a Christian. For what it’s worth, it makes his silence alot more understandable.

James May 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

You can claim to be a dove but if you still walk like a duck (muslim), quack like a duck (muslim) and act like a duck (muslim) everybody in their right mind will know you to be a duck.

Mr O is not who he claims. His action speak louder than his words ever will.

Donna May 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

The Easters which have past since Obama went to the White House should answer your questions. Obama is not concerned with what Christians think. He cannot even adequently acknowledge Christian’s holiest day. Obama’s religious beliefs are just like everything else – you can’t believe a word he says!

Waverly May 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm

The violence against Christians (i.e non-catholic believers in Jesus Christ) isn’t surprising since Islam was a creation of the Vatican in the 6th century as a fifth column to persecute other-than-catholic Christians as well as Jews. The recent uprisings in the middle east are instigated behind the scenes by Vatican Jesuit operatives with the express purpose of fomenting persecutions and eventual warfare which will eventually give the Pope his much coveted Jerusalem at the expense of muslims and the west who will exhaust themselves physically and economically in the wars these people foment. The fact that Obama is silent on these persecutions is because his Popish sponsors want this persecution to escalate. It won’t change because all US presidents and most of congress are bought and paid shills for the Vatican. Now with our US constitution practically in shreds (as no-one seems to uphold its precepts), we will continue to see this type of persecution spread till it will be in our country before much longer.

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:49 am

I am a Christian-Catholic, and I was horribly persecuted. I nearly lost my life. I am having a difficult time understanding what you are saying.

Big Kitchen May 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House wit…h the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” Especially read the last quote from 1802.

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe. Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much
government. Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802: ‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow
private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by
deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will eprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.’

John Svengali May 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I like the Muslim outreach that includes drone attacks. Honestly, enough kissing their butts by a U.S. president.

Our Nobel laureate commander-in-chief is a world-wide joke. I don’t know what coherent message or credible moral influence he conveys. He is Christian by convenience and a radical, socialist sect at that (see the very wrong Rev. Wright). His heritage, views and influences are Muslim (and radical socialist). When he sucked-up to the indifferent at best Muslim world and proclaimed the U.S. is not a Christian country, I felt betrayed. This alleged Muslim apostate is no Christian. He remains clueless as to what America is about. He is a de facto foreigner. America is a Christian country, a Judeo-Christian country.

I am unsympathetic to the Muslim world. They are hostile on every level to the West and Christianity. It is more a cult of hatred than a religion by any fair, objective understanding. The only thing that has ever held Muslim country’s in line has been a strong hand and less Muslim “religious” leadership and influence from ayatollahs, imams, and other theologically regressive monsters.

The question that never seems to be raised is whether the Muslim world wants to restart the Crusades. If so, we might as well get it over with and crush this foul, evil force in the world, the leading cause of hostilities affecting my nation. I would have bombed Mecca and Medina if I was president on September 11, 2001. Every radical Muslim stronghold in the world would have suffered in the wake of American attacks. When it comes to Islam, I would rather be feared than loved. At least fear is possible.

John Svengali May 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

paragraph 3, line 3, correct “country’s” and change to countries.

Gunny G May 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Seeing as how the ONLY NEWS that the WH listens to is Al-Jazeera, this is no surprise to me. When Obama bowed to King Faud, the cat was out of the bag.

TxWrstmkr May 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I am still not convinced that Obama is Christian. We have seen him recite Muslim prayers in perfect Arabic or whatever they speak and without a teleprompter! He did away with the “Christan” National Day of prayer which has been a tradition for years and instead called a bunch of Muslims to DC for worship. It just doesn’t add up. Which brings to mind the Social Justice that Chris wrote about. We need to rid ourselves of this President the ilk he has to do his bidding.

MR May 12, 2011 at 4:50 pm

You make a point – and may I add:
* His choice of a pastor on Easter Sunday
*His usual choice of Golf over God on Sunday
*His choice to listen for 20 years to the hate spewing “Pastor” Wright
*His choice of a poet….a guy he went to church with who rhymes racist laced hate prose.
*His own words in his (supposedly self-written) books regarding Muslims.
*His choice of friends (who attempted to blow up Americans) and now support blowing up Israel (Bernadette Dorn is once again on the new Palestinian flotilla).
*His “Social Justice” priorities: He worries about possibly 1000 harmed in Libya and bombs that country, but ignores (totally) 35,000+ murdered on our borders and in SW states – and in facts hurls taunts about moats and alligators as US citizens are driven out of their homes of criminals invading from Mexico.
Does make one ponder his “christianity”.

angel May 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

If I recall correctly, he didn’t participate in saying the OUR FATHER at the inauguration.

MDR May 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Let’s see, the headline yesterday was “Obama launches new outreach to Muslim Community”…..as they burn the Christians?

David May 12, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I am not sure that a man who pretends to be born in Hawaii and has somehow duped the great American people is who he says he is. His actions speak louder than any words he fails to utter. His consistent bowing and scraping before various Muslim leaders and his frequent obsequious overtures to the Islamic religion and complete silence in the face of Christian or Jewish suffering speak volumes where his allegiance lies.

Daniel May 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

To get rid of Obama we have to unite behind a strong Christian Republican nominee. Tell your freinds and spread the word. And most of all pray for America.

doc May 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Obummer was raised a Mooslim. Why would he give a darn about the killing of Christians? He may be an atheist today, but he’s clearly pro-mooslim.

NEVER EVER VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gary May 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

all of you people are morons, you should trust that your sky person put the correct man in office.
THERE IS NO GOD!!!

Jesus May 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Whoa, Gary, I agree that everyone reading this is moderately pretarded, but “no God”, thats a little idiotic too.

Lawanna Scotti May 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Now WHY would he go to the defense of Christians anywhere in the world? His sympathies lie with the Muslim’s everywhere. Maybe this is one that he should be consulting his old mentor, Rev. Wright, about?

Kevin May 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

It seems that Christians in Iraq have been persecuted right under the noses of the occupying forces without any intervention by the U.S. Government, whether Republican or Democrat. If U.S. Christians were to form a voting bloc, however, it would be impossible for them to ever back a pro-abortion candidate.

Tonia Berry May 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm

It is not just killings. As well as burning down churchs and homes. They are raping young ladies and children and killing them. About 2,000 ladies and girls are missing. The christians want out of that area and need help getting out. I got this info from a lady that has family there and they use skyp (sp?) to keep in touch. She said there is nothing in the newspapers about this. They need help ASAP!!!

LindaHoskinson May 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

How many days in are we finally hearing something from the media on the Christians murdered in Egypt? Perhaps its because Obama is trying to cover up the disaster he created by pushing Mubarek out of power. Now the Muslim Brotherhood is doing their dirty work.. Everything Obama is too busy running for a Second Term of office. His domestic and foreign policies are a disaster. Stay tune for what is about to happen in Libya, Syria………Shame on the Media sources, MSNBC, CNN and FOX.

Jesus May 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm

“Obama should condemn Anti-Christian Violence” what if Joe Biden condemns Anti-Christian Violence? Why are you adding Obama to this? The Muslims and Christians having been at war for centuries. and you’re all going to hell

Mitch Pawl May 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Obama does not care about Christian’s, he is a MUSULM and could give a rat’s but about any other religion than his own.

Hazeylee May 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm

He just don’t give a d**n

TomS May 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

The answer is easy. Obama is a muslim, he shows it by his actions.

Mikey De May 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Obama wouldn’t make a pimple on a Christian’s butt! That so called church he attended doesn’t qualify either. I don’t care what religion he professes
that is none of my business but he isn’t Christian

Cap May 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

What do you expect from the closet moslem in chief? 1 year, 8 months, 7 days left….

jimconch May 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm

You have to remember Obama is an empty suit. He has no tact and leadership ability. If he does have any at all, he fails to display it. He is always slow off the mark because he has to find out from someone else what he should do or say. If you don’t believe this, watch his speeches. Without the prompters, he can’t talk. True a lot of prior presidents have use teleprompters, but they also gave interviews and speeches without them. Obama is an exception. He may have come through Harvard, but he did it when they had grade inflation. If you don’t believe that, look it up. Those same people who idolize him and his “intellect” belittled G W Bush and called him dumb. However, it should be noted he matriculated through Harvard MBA program before they had grade inflation.

jb80538 May 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

He won’t because he really has a dislike for Christianity. His muslim upbringing drilled that into him.

Scott Cole May 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Haven’t you figured it out that he is not supportive of anything Christian? This man is pro-muslim brotherhood! He professes to being a christian but the proof is in his actions and life.

Go May 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

“Obama Should Condemn Anti-Christian Violence in Egypt”

Because we all know that once the president of a different country condemns something, everyone’s world view is changed.