In addition to providing sanctuary for legions of persecuted American Christians, Fox News has expanded its role as defender of the faith to Christians world wide. In the spirit of medieval popes, who called for Catholics to kick some serious Muslim ass, Fox News appears to be calling on President Obama to intervene on behalf of Christians in Muslim countries. Tuesday, Megyn Kelly pushed this meme with Brooke Goldstein, a "human rights advocate" and attorney with the Lawfare Project, who, along with Islamophhobic types like David Horowitz, believes that Huma Abedin is connected to Islamic terror. Because of this bogus connection, Anthony Weiner, according to Goldstein, is no longer attracted to Abedin and that's why he got involved in internet mischief. But Goldstein is concerned about how Christians and other minorities are treated in the Muslim world and that's why Megyn Kelly treated her so well in a Fox propaganda triple play - persecuted Christians are showcased, Islam is, once again, "bashed with impunity," and Pres. Obama is smeared. Sweet...
Kelly, her voice full of emotion, reported that several senators are demanding that the "administration take action on what one senator [Rand Paul] calls the world wide war on Christians." She cited a "horrifying" attack on Christians, at a wedding, in Cairo. She also didn't mention that according to The Guardian, "the perpetrators, and their motives, are unknown." She introduced Goldstein whose organization is "devoted to combating abusive pervasions of legal systems." (Huh?)
Goldstein commended Paul and spoke of the persecution of "...all minorities in the Muslim world." She whined that "brave" people who speak out about this issue are labeled as Islamophobes. She launched into an anti-Obama screed with comments about how the Obama administration "is quicker to condemn criticism of Islam...than he is to call out Islamist terrorism for what it is." She made the unsubstantiated and laughable claim that the Obama administration "has a worldview that Islamist terrorism doesn't exist." (So those drones are just dropping candy in Islamic terrorist areas?) She claimed that words like "Islam" and "jihad" have been "purged from counterterrorism training manuals" because of "all out denial" relating to "the genocide of Christians."
Kelly's counterpoint, that the administration is trying to establish a "kinder, gentler relationship" with the Islamic world only served to generate more anti-Obama comments from Goldstein who accused the administration of "propping up" and "coddling" the Muslim brotherhood. She claimed that, during a speech, the president "parroted" words from the Muslim Brotherhood about how "the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." Of course she didn't add that Obama followed up these words, given before the UN, with "but to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied."
Kelly added that the Egyptians aren't doing anything about the attacks on Copts and asked Goldstein if the government should cut aid to Egypt. Goldstein continued to attack Obama for supporting blasphemy laws which provide the pretext for murdering Christians. She criticized the administration for cosponsoring and approving a UN resolution "criticizing the use of the media to condemn Islam."
Here Goldstein is distorting the reality that the resolution, according to Human Rights First, "calls on governments to speak out and to condemn hatred, while encouraging open debate, human rights education, and interfaith and intercultural initiatives." According to the Georgetown Berkeley Center it "highlights barriers to religiously tolerant societies and provides recommendations on how these barriers can be overcome." But interestingly, that same UN Resolution 16/18 is fodder for batshit crazy conspiratorialists to claim that its passage means that we are "one step closer to Sharia law" because the resolution takes away our freedom of speech.
So while Ms. Goldstein isn't as apparently deranged as Pam Geller and her ilk, it's still the same old Islamphobic propaganda which, thanks to the "moderate and reasonable" Megyn Kelly, had almost four minutes of almost unrebutted air time. Sweet.
I will not ask you again to stop the insults nor do I care why you may feel justified.
If you and your ilk aren’t happy with laws of this nation, find another.
Gerald’s rejoicing in the Christian war on Muslims, isn’t he?
Perfect proof of what Priscilla just wrote!!