Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson criticized American leaders and the media for the reluctance to condemn those violent or hostile to Christians.
The Fox News Channel host noted that former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the term “Easter worshippers” instead of “Christians” in the statements about the violence aimed at Christians in Sri Lanka on Saturday.
“[T]he attackers were radical Muslims,” Carlson explained. “Their motives were religious. Their targets were Christians. None of that is speculation. It is true. And maybe because it is so true and so obviously true, nobody in authority wanted to say it out loud. So instead, they went to great lengths to avoid the clear language, quote, ‘The attacks on tourists and Easter worshipers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity,’ tweeted Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton used the same awkward phrase. ‘I am praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attack on Easter worshipers and travelers in Sri Lanka,’ she wrote.”
On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 21, 2019
The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2019
Carlson also included leaders in the U.S. government unwilling to condemn governments that were recipients of U.S. aid but had in place policies hostile toward Christians.
“Easter worshipers — why don’t you say Christians?” he continued. “Nobody worships Easter. There is a reason for course — euphemisms are never accidental. Our leaders believe Christians are the problem. They are the dangerous ones. They can’t be trusted. Tell them the truth, and they might go crazy and organize a new Crusade, unsheathe their swords and march on Jerusalem. You never know with Christians.”
“Just tonight, The Washington Post ran a story with his headline, quote, ‘Sri Lanka church bombing stoke far-right anger in the West,'” Carlson added. “As if you have to be some kind of Nazi to be upset about church bombings. That’s what they seem to think. That’s why our leaders consistently ignore the persecutions of Christians around the world when U.S. policy contributes to that persecution, and it does, they say nothing about it.”
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