Tim Brown, FREEDON OUTPOSTS
Not one for mincing words, Charles Krauthammer blasted Barack Obama for spokespersonMarie Harf‘s comments regarding the tyranny and terror being perpetrated by the Islamic State in Iraq.
In a statement by Harf, she said:
We condemn in the strongest term the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by ISIL. These are abominable acts. We are very clear that they only further demonstrate ISIS mission to divide and destroy Iraq. And they have absolutely no place in the future of Iraq.
During a panel discussion on Special Report, Krauthammer pointed out how Christians are being persecuted all over the Middle East. This is something that has followed our involvement in many of these countries by the Obama administration funding and providing weapons to terrorist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood, of which he has been labeled a member and his foundation has been tied to terrorist groups. Furthermore, his brother Malik has been a chief financier, and was given tax exempt status by none other than former IRS head Lois Lerner.
“Christians have been under pressure in Lebanon,” he said. “Their population is way down. In Egypt, the Copts have been attacked for years now. This is now the worst instance of this.”
He went on to elborate about the cause of such things. “But this reveals the essence of jihadism. Isolationists here in the U.S., starting with, say, Ron Paul among others, would say, well, 9/11 was a result of stuff we did to offend, to oppress, whatever Muslims, at least in part. It was a retaliation. Now you look at what ISIS is doing. What was the crime of the Christians against ISIS? None. This is the purest ethnic cleansing. This is the pure essence of the intolerance and the barbarism of this kind of Islamic radicalism.”
I agree. This is one place where Paul, in my opinion, is just naïve about Islam (Yes, a Paul supporter dissents from him here), though I disagree that Paul is an isolationist. He is anything but that.
Krauthammer then recounts, “A week before, a month before 9/11, the Taliban went into the desert and destroyed 1,400-year-old magnificent statues of the Buddha. Were the Buddhists oppressing the Muslims in Afghanistan? No. This is the hatred of the other. The total exclusive — this is the stuff Europe hasn’t seen in 400 years. This is the Medieval killing of one sect of another. And it is the essence of Islamic jihadism. You see it here in the purest way. You see it with Hamas. It wants to wipe out the Jews. You see it in Egypt with the Copts. You see it in Boko Haram with the attack on the churches …read more