Talk radio host Laura Ingraham took President Barack Obama to task on Fox News’ “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” for bringing up the Crusades and the Inquisition during the National Prayer Breakfast, an act she said came out of “malicious ignorance.” (VIDEO: Obama At Prayer Breakfast: ‘People Committed Terrible Deeds In The Name of Christ’)
INGRAHAM: …[W]e can’t be on our high horse, he said, and look at ISIS or what’s happening in the world as if it’s only happening there. And he harkened back, which I thought was pretty interesting, back to the Inquisitions. He went back 500 years to the Inquisition and the Crusades, with some malicious ignorance I think, about what really happened then.
But it goes back to what we talked about before, Gretchen. The president doesn’t seem content to just say, ‘ISIS is evil. We must marshal a coalition that’s meaningful, not just a coalition in name only, but that’s meaningful to stamp it out.’ He won’t say that.
CARLSON: Because he wanted to bring Christianity into the fight.
INGRAHAM: Yeah, it’s ‘the Christians are evil, too!’
INGRAHAM: Are the Spanish rulers still burning heretics? Are they still executing them? No. Civilization has advanced. The problem is, in the Inquisition, let’s not forget, that was a defense against what at the time Christendom and Europe thought were the death cult of Islam. That’s why the Crusades actually began; it was a defensive move to protect Europe.
But that being said, we have evolved. And sorry, this Islamic jihadist movement is regressing. So the president can just say that, but instead, he has to lecture us. It’s something in his DNA; he always has to lecture America about our evil past.