President Obama just doesn’t get it when it comes to radical Islam. Yesterday, at the National Prayer Breakfast no less, he attempted to assuage Muslim sensibilities over ISIS atrocities by pointing out the obvious, that people have committed horrors in the name of Christ, too (though most of them a long time ago). This tracks with his persistent narrative that Islam is really a peaceful and tolerant religion, and that ISIS is an aberration in the House of Islam.
Mr. President, these one-sided remarks were inappropriate for the occasion, and they do nothing to address the raging battle for the soul and direction of Islam. If you are auditioning to be the spokesman for worldwide Islam, please do it on your own time.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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