Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and candidate in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries, is blasting President Barack Obama yet again, but this time it’s not about how the president lets daughters Malia and Sasha listen to Beyoncé’s music. This time it’s about Obama’s recent remarks in which the president reminded people that Islam is not the only religion with extremists who have carried out great atrocities against humanity, the New York Daily News reports.
At the National Prayer Breakfast last week in Washington, D.C., Obama reminded folks that mass killings and injustices like those carried out during the Crusades, the Inquisition, Jim Crow and slavery were done by people who justified their actions using Christianity. Obama argued that there shouldn’t be a double standard when condemning Islamic State, or ISIS, group insurgents who carry out their attacks in the name of Islam.
“And lest we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama reminded folks. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
Huckabee didn’t like the analogy, according to the Daily News, and argued that the actions by Christians during the Crusades were in response to Muslim violence.
“He can be defensive of moderate Muslims and still be very clear in saying that the fanatical Muslims are the heart and soul of the war that is raging across the world,” Huckabee added.
Huckabee also said that Obama’s actions are not consistent with the principles of Christianity and that the president doesn’t support Jews in Israel. “Everything he does is against what Christians stand for,” Huckabee said. “And he’s against the Jews in Israel. The one group of people who can know they have his undying, unfailing support would be the Muslim community.”
Read more at the New York Daily News.