Friday, August 30, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul defends Christians in Syria from Obama and Al Qaeda

This is precisely the position to take, and Senator Paul's reasoning is perfectly sound. Both morally and theologically it is imperative that the Christian West aid and defend persecuted Christians in the Islamic world, where they face certain genocide at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, the Salafists and Wahhabists, and other Islamist extremists.

But Obama, by siding with these extremist factions, is throwing the Christians to the wolves, and abetting religious and ethnic cleansing of Christians throughout the entire Muslim world.

Rand Paul to Obama: Don't Use U.S. Weapons to kill Christians in Syria
by Awr Hawkins, Breitbart News — 8/30/2013

In an August 29 interview on Gov. Mike Huckabee's radio show, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) pressed President Obama to think before attacking Syria in a way that will result in the deaths of any of that country's minority Christian population. 

According to The Hill, Paul said Obama needs to realize there are more "Christians living in Syria... than just about anywhere else in the Middle East," and "they're on the other side in this war."

Paul made it clear there is no room for recklessness or haphazardly lobbing cruise missiles into the country. He added pointedly,  "I don't want to see my kids or weapons of the United States being used to kill Christians in Syria."

Paul told Huckabee that if Obama is "contemplating war, or contemplating offensive action against Syria," he should come before "a joint session of Congress." The Kentucky Senator said Obama should try to "convince [Congress] of the need for it. He should try to convince us how it's in our national security."

Added Paul: "To my knowledge, there is no evidence that Syria is any threat to any U.S. personnel here, abroad or anywhere."