The Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka that left over 320 dead, including four Americans, were the latest example of Christian persecution in the world. Yet the silence from Democratic politicians was so deafening as to receive notice even from overseas.
British journalist Piers Morgan zeroed in on freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and thought her behavior strange.
“Twitter-obsessed @AOC posted 14 times about the terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, but has posted nothing about the terror attack on Christians by Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka,” he tweeted. “Very odd.”
The March 15 attacks on Christchurch, New Zealand mosques took 50 lives, none of them U.S. citizens. Of the four American lives lost in Sri Lanka Sunday to Islamic terrorists, three were children.
Former President Barack Obama, his secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and presidential hopeful Julian Castro, all Democrats, expressed condolences after the attack, but couldn’t quite call the victims Christians. They described them as “Easter Worshippers.”
“The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity,” Obama tweeted.
“I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka,” Clinton said.
“On a day of redemption and hope, the evil of these attacks on Easter worshippers and tourists in Sri Lanka is deeply saddening,” Castro tweeted.
It was as though the Democratic National Committee published a memo instructing them to use that phrase rather than Christians. Onward Easter Worshipper Soldiers?
To be clear, Christians worship Jesus Christ, and celebrate His resurrection each Easter Sunday. No one worships Easter.
Like her fellow freshman congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., also mourned the New Zealand attack last month.
“This is chilling news to wake up to,” she tweeted at the time. “In the face of this horror, I’m mourning with, and holding our community extra close today.”
Omar added the Arabic phrase, “Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un,” meaning, “We belong to Allah and to Allah we shall return.”
However, she doesn’t appear to have the same sympathy for the Americans she claims to represent in Congress. Like Ocasio-Cortez, Omar was silent on Sri Lanka.
Also, earlier this month she diminished the 9/11 attack that killed nearly 3,000 Americans as “some people did something.”
And when someone mentioned the Battle of Mogadishu, in which 19 Americans were killed and 73 were wounded, Omar, a Somali-American, denounced the troops.
“In his selective memory, he forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day!” she said, adding a strange hashtag: “#NotTodaySatan”
Was she referring to American warriors as Satan? Her tweet was from 2017, but resurfaced after Sri Lanka, and talk radio host David Webb had questions also.
“Who is the - #NotTodaySatan - @IlhanMN?,” Webb asked. “The @USArmy @USMC @USNavy @usairforce @USCG who have all raised their right hands and swore an oath to protect and defend our #Constitution.”
To be clear, then-President Bill Clinton deployed U.S. forces to Mogadishu to protect U.N. peacekeepers, whose food and medical supplies meant for the impoverished were apprehended by local warlords.
U.S. Army Sergeant Major Kyle E. Lamb fought in the Battle of Mogadishu, which was later depicted in the book and film, “Black Hawk Down.” He had thoughts.
“The simple truth is that Omar enjoys the fruits of American combat deaths, yet she can’t even bring herself to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice that was made on her behalf, either as a Somali or an American,” he wrote in The Federalist.
The Italian-based Center for Studies on New Religions reported that Christians have become the most persecuted group of all religions in the world. And the United States has done little to address this.
“U.S. policy has not had a strategy for specifically addressing the persecution of Christians,” Ryan Mauro, national security analyst for the Clarion Project, told Fox News. “For example, very few people are even aware that Iraqi Christians began organizing to defend themselves and needed our help."
The Apostle Paul predicted Christian persecution. And if Democratic politicians can’t even bring themselves to say the word “Christian,” it’s not likely to get any better.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports - Click Here.
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