This is Why Christians Like Trump

So here is yet another reason why many Christians and traditionalists in general have some affection for Trump (article here):

Before President Trump delivered his first big international speech, an address in Saudi Arabia to dozens of Arab leaders, reports swirled that he would not utter the words “radical Islamic terror.”

Of course he said the words — repeatedly — and much more. He lectured the Saudis on human rights, including the nation’s long repression of women. And most of all, he laid out — in simple black and white terms — the real battle that is has been raging for two decades.

 …Trump said the Muslim world has an obligation — even a moral imperative — to squelch terror emanating from the Muslim faith. “Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith,” Trump said. “That means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires.”

And Trump appeared to give the Muslim leaders a direct order about the terrorists who declare their Muslim faith demands they kill infidels.

“Drive them out!” Trump said. “Drive them out of your places of worship, drive them out of your communities, drive them out of your Holy Land, and drive them out of this Earth!”

He added, “If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then we not only will be judged by our people, not only will be judged by history, but we will be judged by God.”

Trump said that moving toward peace “means honestly confronting the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires. And it means standing together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.

Maybe I missed it, but I can’t remember another major Western leader mentioning the slaughter of Christians, not in general, and especially not while actually in the Middle East itself (indeed, normally that is done by Putin or Orban, both of whom are important, but the former is only half-Western and the latter is from a small nation). And though its pretty sad that we are getting excited about the mere mention of Christian persecution by a world leader — rather than that leader using military might to alleviate that persecution where he can — the fact is that this is better than nothing, and it is a step up from what we have had in the recent past.
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