President Obama’s Time Of Choosing
President Obama’s silence regarding Iranian Pastor Nadarkhani is more than many Americans can stomach. Especially in light of continued pandering disguised as apologies while our servicemen are being murdered. The U.S. military and America have nothing to apologize for.
Silence from our self-anointed keepers of the First Amendment on the Left is expected. Another Christian who will not bow may be killed.
To start, he could remind the world of the last forty years and the Americans who sacrificed and died, including many Christians, to liberate Muslims. He could appeal to Iran’s moderate middle that we have been led to believe are waiting in the wings. He could demonstrate peaceful but firm engagement. He could encourage the world’s oppressed using American values
For the leader of the free world, occupying a historic Presidency and raised in a tradition of both Islamic and Christian values, this is the opportunity to speak convincingly and passionately of the need for Islam to renounce violence as a tool of redress for any offense, accidental or otherwise. God is Not the Book. Certainly such a gifted communicator should be able to reach into his toolbox of homilies about injustice aided by his Christian faith, and fashion a statesmanlike speech that will make us all proud.
And to freedom-loving Muslims who have escaped to this country or to those who have come to Islam while living in this country, now is also your time to speak with American passion. There is safety and strength in numbers. Pair up with your Christian or Jewish brothers and denounce what is wrong. Despite some evidence to the contrary, your country will never accept an ideology that permits absolute control over state, religion, economics, and family. Advance the cause of your faith by standing for the faith of others. This country protects your freedom to worship in trying days. Use that freedom and your influence to honor and protect a courageous man’s faith.