Dude, that was like 800 years ago.
At the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, President Obama equated the horrific acts carried out by ISIS to the Christian Crusades.
Nedra Pickler of AP News reported:
Obama condemns those who seek to ‘hijack religion’
President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring that “no god condones terror.”
“We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for their nihilistic ends,” Obama said during remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. He singled out the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, calling the militants a “death cult,” as well as those responsible for last month’s terror attacks in Paris and deadly assault on a school in Pakistan…
Obama had a more non-denominational message for the audience that also included prominent leaders of non-Christian faiths. The president said that while religion is a source for good around the world, people of all faiths have been willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends.”
“Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. “So it is not unique to one group or one religion,” Obama said. “There is a tendency in us, a simple tendency that can pervert and distort our faith.”
Charles Krauthammer reacted on Special Report. Video via National Review:
Many people on Twitter were just as stunned as Krauthammer.
Only Obama would bring up events from 800 and 500 years ago while refusing to accurately acknowledge what's happening right now.
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) February 5, 2015
— jon gabriel (@exjon) February 5, 2015
I am shocked, shocked that the guy who sat in Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years would defend Islamic violence by attacking Christianity.
— Razor (@hale_razor) February 5, 2015
The Crusades 1,000 years ago means Christians can't criticize Islam for acting medieval 1,000 years after the Crusades.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 5, 2015
What were the Crusades in response to, again? I forget.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 5, 2015
This was my two cents:
As long as Obama is rolling out nasty chapters in history, can we finally acknowledge that the KKK was started by @TheDemocrats?
— Aleister (@AmericanGlob) February 6, 2015
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