...burning someone alive is not so bad because one thousand years ago some unspecified Christian did some unspecified awful thing.
President Obama plays "anti-Catholic bingo" at the National Prayer Breakfast to take people's minds off of his non-response to ISIS barbarism:
"Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the 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.”Obama also denounced Islamic State terrorists for professing to stand up for Islam when they were actually “betraying it.”“We see ISIL, a brutal vicious death cult that in the name of religion carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism,” he said criticizing them for “claiming the mantle of religious authority for such actions.”
Charles Krauthammer observed:
Krauthammer told Sean Hannity, “I was stunned that the president could say something so at once banal and offensive.”
Krauthammer noted that the speech came two days after a shocking act of barbarism, yet Obama’s message is to remember the Crusades. Krauthammer remarked that the story of the Crusades is over, and today’s story is of the overwhelming barbarism due to radical Islam.
“The present issue is Muslim radicalism and how to attack it,” he said.