Rand Paul ‘War on Christians’ Speech an Act of Peace
Is it possible to talk about a global Islamic War against Christians while also praising Islam as an exemplary faith that could end such intolerance? Moreover, what Republican would think it wise to say this in front of a large group of Christian conservatives?
Sen. Paul’s speech to the 2013 Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC on Friday outlined how a minority of Muslims—Islamic extremists who still number in the tens of millions—have been violently targeting Christians, particularly in the Middle East. Paul provided many gruesome examples of why Christians and Muslims should never blind themselves to the realities of radical Islam. But he also honored the richness of the true Muslim faith and its relevant history, even crediting the people of the Middle East for America’s founding era,” noting “Islam carried the light of enlightenment for centuries. They paved the way for our enlightenment.”
Paul tells of Islamic extremist violence against Christians, “In Syria, Islamic rebels have filmed beheadings of their captives – they’ve filmed themselves eating the heart of their enemy, these rebels are allies of the Islamic rebels that President Obama is now arming. Does that make any sense at all? Americans tax dollars should never be used to fund prop up a war on Christianity”