White House spokesman jokes about ‘peaceful protesters’ burning churches in Egypt

White House spokesman jokes about ‘peaceful protesters’ burning churches in Egypt

burning-churches-egyptIt seems the White House has a sense of humor after all — especially when it comes to “peaceful” Muslim protesters burning down Christian churches.

According to the Daily Caller, White House spokesman Josh Earnest downplayed the violence that has left at least six Christians dead.

The Daily Caller reported:

Press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News’ correspondent, Ed Henry, if President Barack Obama has a “red line” beyond which he would act against Muslim attacks on Egyptian Christians.

“Well, I didn’t bring my red pen out with me today,” Earnest joked.

Personally, I’m hoping Earnest isn’t auditioning to be a stand-up comic…

It continues (emphasis added):

After making his joke, Earnest said the administration is “outraged… and concerned” about the Muslim attacks on almost 100 churches, monasteries, orphanages and other marked Christian sites. Many Christians’ shops and homes have also been looted and burned by mobs.

But Earnest didn’t name or criticize the attackers, even though he did charge the military with perpetrating “violence… against peaceful protestors.”

“I can tell you that we have condemned in unambiguous terms all the violence that’s has been perpetrated there in Egypt,” he added.  “We have been concerned and condemned the violence that has been perpetrated by the government against peaceful protestors, and we’re just as outraged and just as concerned about reports that Christian churches have been targeted.”

Apparently, not concerned enough to stop backing the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization former Rep. Allen West said has infiltrated the entire administration.


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