Appearing on “Hannity” Wednesday, columnist Mark Steyn slammed President Barack Obama for not standing up for the 148 Christian students slaughtered in Kenya last week.
Steyn told host Sean Hannity that Obama should realize that “black lives matter when they’re Christian too,” adding that he went out of his way to “dishonor” the slain Kenyan students by not identifying their religion.
“He’s no more an expert on Christianity than he is on Islam,” Steyn said. “This is a guy who’s happy to draw general lessons when a black youth gets killed in Ferguson, Missouri. That apparently has wide application for black people all over America, but 148 black corpses has no general application.”
“Well, Mr. President, #blacklivesmatter when they’re Christian too,” Steyn told Hannity. “And the biggest story of our time is the extinction of some of the oldest Christian communities on the planet at hands of Islam, remorselessly, you dishonor those Kenyan students in death by not identifying them as Christians as you dishonored the Egyptians only a couple weeks earlier.”
Steyn continued with his harsh rhetoric, remarking that Obama “associates” Christianity with “white imperialism.
“I think in that sense Christianity for him is something he associates with white imperialism, whereas Islam is the exotic other and it’s the victim group,” Steyn said. “And the fact is that on his watch, the last Christian church in Afghanistan was razed to the ground on America’s watch. The Christian community in Iraq, an American protectorate has been exterminated on America’s watch, and that is something that ought to be shameful for him.”
“I don’t think in any sense he is a Christian, Sean. I think he’s a social justice warrior, who like a lot of people from the cultural left, regards religion as the opiate of the rubes…but I think in Obama’s case, it’s compounded by the fact that he does have this profound respect for Islam that leads him actually to invert the situation that’s going on in the world today,” Steyn continued, “so that the Christians are the problem and the Muslims, who are beheading the Christians, and shooting the Christians and cutting the throats of the Christians, are somehow the victim group that we all need to be more sensitive to.”