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Obama’s stern message for ISIS: You’re really not that different from ‘high horse’ Christians

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By Doug Powers  •  February 5, 2015 08:40 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Obama is always bringing people together, isn’t he? In this case, ISIS and Christians past and present:

His latest challenge came Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast. At a time of global anxiety over Islamist terrorism, Obama noted pointedly that his fellow Christians, who make up a vast majority of Americans, should perhaps not be the ones who cast the first stone.

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history,” he told the group, speaking of the tension between the compassionate and murderous acts religion can inspire. “And lest 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. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Sorry, did I say “bringing people together”? I meant lumping them together.

Did Obama really tell people who are horrified at the sight of ISIS (sorry, I mean “this organization”) cutting heads off and burning people alive in cages to get off their “high horse” and do a little self-analysis first? I’m having trouble processing this one, and for anything that comes from anybody in this administration, that’s saying something.

None of this is surprising coming from Obama, who wrote in an article that appeared in print one week after thousands died on 9/11 that the attackers displayed a fundamental lack of empathy that most often “grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair” that America must address (short version: People are mad because America’s had it too good for too long). There’s that “high horse” again.

Obama got angrier at the prayer breakfast two years ago at Dr. Ben Carson than he did this year at ISIS:

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You know why though? Because Carson also took part in the Crusades — the ones against Obamacare.

If anybody wants to make Obama furious at ISIS at the next prayer breakfast, just convince him “this organization” is against government-run health care, progressive taxation and ginned-up class warfare.

**Written by Doug Powers

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