Thursday, December 24, 2015

Obama Says He Prays for Christians This Xmas; Attacked by GOP Pols for Ignoring Persecutions

President Barack Obama said yesterday that he is praying for Christians being persecuted this Christmas by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), the CNN website reports today (December 24, 2015).

"We join with people around the world in praying for God's protection for persecuted Christians and those of other faiths, as well as for those brave men and women engaged in our military, diplomatic, and humanitarian efforts to alleviate their suffering and restore stability, security, and hope to their nations," the President said in a statement released by the White House.

"In some areas of the Middle East where church bells have rung for centuries on Christmas Day, this year they will be silent; this silence bears tragic witness to the brutal atrocities committed against these communities by ISIS," Obama added.

The President has been repeatedly criticized by Republican presidential candidates for not speaking enough about Christians persecuted in the Middle East.

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