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White House spokesman jokes about Islamic attacks on Christian churches in Egypt
Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/13

Posted on 08/21/2013 3:27:43 PM PDT by Nachum

The White House’s deputy press secretary today downplayed Muslim attacks on Christians in Egypt, joking about the savagery that has left at least six Christians dead.

Press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News’ correspondent, Ed Henry, if President Barack Obama has a “red line” beyond which he would act against Muslim attacks on Egyptian Christians.

“Well, I didn’t bring my red pen out with me today,” Earnest joked.

After making his joke, Earnest said the administration is “outraged… and concerned” about the Muslim attacks on almost 100 churches, monasteries, orphanages and other marked Christian sites. Many Christians’ shops and homes have also been looted and burned by mobs.

But Earnest didn’t name or criticize the attackers, even though he did charge the military with perpetrating “violence… against peaceful protestors.”

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To: hadaclueonce
The stated purpose for the Crusades was just: it was no more "offensive" than the Allies landing at Normandy was offensive. Islam had forcibly occupied and subjugated 2/3 of historic Christendom, and the Christian Emperor (in Constantinople) had appealed to the Pope (in Rome) to mobilize the West and come to their rescue.

Their purpose was to support fellow Christians and to secure the holy places from destruction.

The First Crusade --- the only one out of seven which was reasonably successful --- did push back the Islamic aggressors and secure the Holy Places.

However, the way the warfare was conducted was often horrible. Great saints to who preached crusades (e.g. St Bernard of Clairvaux, who promoted the Second Crusade) came to regret it as they saw the senseless massacres mount; during the Fourth Crusade, the whole shootin' match was excommunicated by the Pope. Twice, I believe.

So you could say I heartily believe in Crusades in theory. But not in practice.

41 posted on 08/22/2013 2:08:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Pray.)
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