Obama criticises West and tells them to get off their ‘high horse’

February 9, 2015 6:49 pm 2 comments Views:


Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, with the Dalai Lama in attendance, Obama said people should consider the history of “terrible deeds” committed in the name of Christ before describing violent extremism as an problem exclusive to Islam.

Of religion’s ability to inspire both compassion and murder, the President said: “Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history.

“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

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