Shock: President Obama just marked Xmas in a way NONE OF US expected
Call it a Christmas miracle. President Obama — yes, that one — just issued a statement acknowledging the persecution of Christians by ISIS.
Via The Hill:
President Obama lamented the persecution of Christians worldwide, specifically by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, in a statement the day before Christmas Eve.
“In some areas of the Middle East where church bells have rung for centuries on Christmas Day, this year they will be silent,” Obama said.
The president has often faced criticism from Republican rivals, including presidential hopefuls, for not doing enough to help Christians being persecuted in the Middle East by radical Muslim terrorists.
“Christians who are being targeted, for genocide, for persecution, Christians who are being beheaded or crucified, we should be providing safe haven to them,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in November during an interview on Fox News after the Paris terror attacks.
“But President Obama refuses to do that,” he added, calling the president “unwilling” to specifically call out radical Islamic terror.
In the statement, Obama noted that during the build-up to Christmas, “those of us fortunate enough to live in countries that honor the birthright of all people to practice their faith freely give thanks for that blessing.”
“Michelle and I are also ever-mindful that many of our fellow Christians do not enjoy that right, and hold especially close to our hearts and minds those who have been driven from their ancient homelands by unspeakable violence and persecution,” he said.
We have written here frequently about the seemingly blind eye the president — and indeed, much of the world — has to the growing persecution of Christians at the hand of ISIS. And, indeed, the persecution
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