House Subcommittee takes up Christian Persecution; Outrage still lacking

On February 11th, Fox News reported on stories about Christian persecution. Congress held a hearing on the issue. This is certainly a good thing but sadly, it is all just theatrics and as much as they speak, we see little action; we need policies that will put the right amount of pressure on countries to stop this persecution. The report even quoted the pro-Muslim Brotherhood U.S. President’s doublespeak.

Archbishop Chullikatt

Archbishop Chullikatt

This report was on the 6pm show on Fox; similar stories ran on Kelly File and Sean Hannity, but the issue was not covered by O’Reilly.

Via Fox News:

In a rare appearance on Capitol Hill by a Vatican representative, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt testified Tuesday before a House subcommittee on the “flagrant and widespread persecution” of Christians in the Middle East.

“No Christian is exempt, whether or not he or she is Arab,” Chullikatt said.

Chullikatt was among seven speakers discussing the escalation of threats to Christians. Specifically, testimony focused on underreported assaults, the plight of impacted Christian communities and the need to protect religious freedoms and civil rights.

“Arab Christians, a small but significant community, find themselves the target of constant harassment for no reason other than their religious faith,” Chullikatt said.

In Syria alone, there have been reports of kidnappings, Christian communities intentionally displaced by militants, as well as shootings and beheadings of Christians who refused to convert to Islam, according to various news reports from the region.

As encouraging as this news might seem to some, this issue has deserved far more than a subcommittee hearing for quite some time. It doesn’t help that Senator John McCain (RINO-AZ) recently shouted down Christian clergy from Syria who wanted to call attention to the rampant persecution in their country.

We mentioned Barack Obama’s doublespeak…

During the Feb. 7 annual prayer breakfast, President Obama called for the release of U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae and Abedini, saying that the United States continues to pray for “all prisoners of conscience” regardless of faith.

Obama told political leaders that “religious freedom around the world remains a fundamental tenet to national security and a central aspect to U.S. diplomacy.”

This is the pro-Muslim Brotherhood president, right?