The White House is reacting to a video released by ISIS of the slaughter of more Christians, killed for their faith.
Calling the actions “vicious, senseless brutality,” White House National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan called for a political solution to the chaotic status of Libya.
“This atrocity once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya to empower a unified Libyan rejection of terrorist groups,” she explained in a statement.
Meehan suggested that any attempt by terrorists to start a religious conflict would fail, thanks to the common decency of all religious faiths.
The narrator of the video specifically addressed the “nation of the cross” in the video.
“To the nation of the cross, we are back again on the sands, where the companions of the Prophet, peace be upon him, have stepped on before, telling you: Muslim blood that was shed under the hands of your religion is not cheap,” the narrator said.
But Meehan argued in her statement that people of faith historically coexisted in the region in spite of their differences, suggesting hope for the future.
“Even as terrorists attempt through their unconscionable acts to sow discord among religious communities, we recall that people of various faiths have coexisted as neighbors for centuries in the Middle East and Africa,” she wrote, calling for all people of faith to stand united against the actions.
Islamic State terrorists, she explained, would be defeated by the “powerful core of moral decency” shared by all religions.
“While these dehumanizing acts of terror aim to test the world’s resolve – as groups throughout history have – none have the power to vanquish the powerful core of moral decency which binds humanity and which will ultimately prove the terrorists’ undoing,” she concluded.