The “president” and the pattern of Christian persecution

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bill-wilson-2012In March 2011, the “president” justified his illegal bombing of Libya by saying, “To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and — more profoundly — our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as President, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.” National Security Council official Samantha Powers, told a crowd at Columbia University in late March that the president’s two year campaign to promote human rights helped trigger the uprising in Libya.

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In April 2011, over 100 Christians were slaughtered in Ivory Coast at the hands of Islamist Alassane Ouattara. Ouattara was backed by the White House, the UN, and the European Union as the winner of the Ivory Coast presidential election, but was disqualified. He raised a mercenary army and systematically killed Christians where supporters of his Catholic opponent lived. No comment by the US “president.” Whenever Christians have been killed by Muslims, the “president” seems slow to the microphone. In Libya, however, the “president” used the mere threat of a humanitarian crisis to justify the US military aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda ousting the government. 

Many al Qaeda operatives in Libya when to Syria and teamed up with opposition to the Assad regime and became part of the deadly Islamic State. The IS has been killing thousands of Christians. Libya is the staging ground, or studio, if you will, where Egyptian Christians and Ethiopian Christians have been executed. The Washington Times reports the IS is using sophisticated filming techniques that experts say “The goal is to create slickly produced content that can play well not just as a propaganda tool via social media and Internet circulation, but also can display well through international media outlets.” This is the systematic killing of Christians and the promotion of such from the Libya the US “president” created.

There is a pattern of this US presidency. Christians were first targeted as homegrown radicals in an April 2009 White House-directed Homeland Security document. Since, Christians have been disdained, ridiculed, lectured, and allowed to die the most brutal deaths. Yet in places involving Muslims, such as Libya, the White House declares a humanitarian crisis and commits US firepower. Even after the IS slaughtered Ethiopian Christians, the National Security Council “condemned” the act in a statement. The “president” didn’t have the decency to condemn it himself. The world is at a crisis and Christian persecution is resulting. Jesus said in Matthew 24:9, “and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” It’s a shame that a US “president” is helping create the environment for this and turning a blind eye to these atrocities.

By Bill Wilson

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