The first comes from
Though largely unknown to the rest of the world, according to author Raymond Ibrahim, the savagery of Boko Haram’s slaughter has killed more Christians than all other similar groups combined.
Whatever the reasons for the lack of global awareness, be they the sheer volume of the breaking news of the past several weeks or the fact the unrest is happening in
In this case, three days after Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the northeast region of the country, he received a strongly worded message from Secretary of State John Kerry which basically defended the human rights of the terrorists.
Wrote Kerry, “We are…deeply concerned by credible allegations that Nigerian security forces are committing gross human rights violations, which, in turn, only escalate the violence and fuel extremism.”
In other words, the Obama administration is advising
As Ibrahim points out, Boko Haram is making a “bid to cleanse northern
Most disturbing in this is Ibrahim’s assertion that, “the creation of an Islamic state that enforces Sharia law and is Christian free – has not stopped the Obama administration from pointing to anything and everything else to rationalize its bloodthirst.”
The second part of this story comes from a May 14 letter by Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, to President Obama. The letter appeared in The Charlotte Observer.
Focusing upon the recent IRS controversy, Graham wrote, “I write today to inform you…profiling by the IRS was not limited to conservative political organizations, indeed, it extended to religious charities—Jewish and Christian—as well.
“…last fall, our ministry ran newspaper ads nationally encouraging voters to ‘cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of
Graham’s letter continues to say that on September 6, 2012, Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, were both notified of IRS reviews to be conducted for the tax year 2010. The audits were done separately in October, 2012.
Graham’s letter to Obama goes on, “I do not believe that the IRS audit of our two organizations is a coincidence—or justifiable. Yesterday you said, ‘If you’ve got the IRS operating in anything less than a neutral and non-partisan way, then that’s outrageous.’ Mr. President the IRS has already publicly acknowledged it operated in a less than neutral and non-partisan way. Will you take some immediate action to reassure Americans we are not in a new chapter of
Each of these stories primarily serves to support the growing evidence of an ultra-political focus in the current administration in
Furthermore, no reasonable degree of significance can honestly deny that either of the above stories have greater importance to the average American than Jodi Arias, Justin Bieber or countless other pop culture items that continue to occupy vast chunks of media attention.
Be it high gasoline prices,
Barack Obama’s involvement, or not, can be debated interminably. As it relates to the current scandals, it could be argued that Obama’s lack of direct input should absolve him from any culpability. It could also be opined that such a strategy is by design.
One thing is sure, Barack Obama has kept his promise about “fundamentally changing
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