On Fox & Friends this morning, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck spoke to Bishop E.W. Jackson about President Barack Obama’s statements comparing Islamic State terrorists to Christian crusaders.
“Before we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place,” the president said at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday, “remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”
“In our home country,” he added, “slavery and Jim Crow were all too often justified in the name of Christ.”
Hasselbeck then cut away from the president and brought on Bishop E.W. Jackson, who she said was “appalled by this analogy.”
“What place did Christianity and Christ have in that equation yesterday?” she asked.
“I have a message to the president, with all due respect to him,” Jackson replied. “Mr. President, if you don’t want to give the terrorists a recruit tool, frankly sir, you need to stop talking about closing Guantanamo Bay and close your mouth.”
“They called us ‘crusaders,’ and you just confirmed it,” he continued. “Mr. President, we’re not on our high horse, we’re on high alert.”
“The American people would like to know, just for once, that you’re about defending America and Christianity, instead of defending Islam.”
Hasselbeck then noted that “the only thing propaganda does is recruit for ISIS,” without noting the fact that Fox News was the only major network which actually aired the ISIS propaganda video of the brutal execution of the Jordanian soldier.
She then asked Bishop Jackson, “how much more danger did [the president’s] words put our troops in?”
“He’s summoned up the images of crusaders,” the bishop replied, “which basically justifies exactly what Osama bin Laden said we were — that we are encroaching on their territory.”
Watch the entire interview via Fox News below.
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