Not a word from the Obama WH about the persecution of Iraqi Christians
Providing us with yet more evidence that leadership in addressing humanitarian crises across has passed to Western European powers, France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from the Islamic State (formerly ISIL).
Radio Free Europe reports:
"France says it is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by Islamic extremists ruling the region to either convert to Islam, pay a religious tax, or face death.That this report has surfaced in a media outlet officially sponsored by the United States government is ironic. Our country under the Obama administration has developed a tendency to turn our backs on the plight of Christians in the Middle East. As Breitbart reported, Iraqi Christians in the United States rallied at the White House this past Saturday chanting, “Obama, Obama, where are you? Iraqi Christians call for you!” The call appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
France’s foreign and interior ministers said in a joint statement in Paris on July 28 that “we are ready, if they wish, to facilitate their asylum on our soil.”
As RedState’s streiff has noted, Obama is still pushing ahead with his request to repeal the AUMF for the Iraq War while giving us nothing to replace it