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Obama crosses red line

Obama‚??s consistent support for terrorists is ‚??crossing the red line.‚?Ě

By now it should be obvious that whenever the U.S. interferes in another nation‚??s politics in the name of ‚??human rights,‚?Ě that that is only a pretext. So it is in Syria, as Obama prepares to plunge America in a war with that nation, and, inevitably,¬†its allies. The United States‚?? stated reason for intervention, as articulated by John Kerry, is that Syrian President Assad used chemical weapons on the rebels, many of whom are jihadis ‚?? including¬†terrorists,¬†rapists, and¬†cannibals¬†‚?? and thus violated their human rights.

Kerry is certainly consistent. Earlier he¬†worried about the ‚??human rights‚?Ě of Nigeria‚??s genocidal Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram, while ignoring their victims ‚?? thousands of slaughtered Christians and destroyed churches.

And this is the point: when the human rights of others, such as Christian minorities, are being grossly violated ‚?? specifically by the Islamists and jihadis that Obama has enabled and empowered, in Libya, Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere ‚?? then there is no U.S. talk of intervention. Indeed, there‚??s‚?? hardly any talk at all, sometimes not even perfunctory condemnation. Other times, the White House¬†makes jokes¬†about Muslim persecution of Christians, for example, concerning the recent spate of church attacks in Egypt.

It is therefore unsurprising that Obama is ignoring the fact that there is strong evidence, including from the victims themselves, that gas attacks in Syria are the work of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists. After all, who used chemical weapons on who is irrelevant to the U.S president. Based on pattern and precedent, what matters is apparently finding an excuse to support the jihadis.

In Egypt, for example, after millions of Egyptians, supported by their military, ousted the Muslim Brotherhood ‚?? which was violating the human rights of others,¬†especially Christians¬†‚?? the U.S. government, far from simply leaving Egypt to work out its own internal problems,¬†continues interfering, agitating, and threatening on behalf of the Brotherhood.

Thus while Obama claims that Assad crossed the ‚??red line‚?Ě by reportedly using chemical weapons, it‚??s well to remember that, in fact, it is Obama who continues crossing red lines, as the Egyptian military quite literally declared, when it recently sent the Pentagon a message saying that Obama‚??s consistent support for terrorists is ‚??crossing the red line.‚?Ě

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Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam‚??s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jane‚??s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, World Almanac of Islamism, and Chronicle of Higher Education; he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Blaze TV, and CBN. Ibrahim regularly speaks publicly, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 2013. Ibrahim‚??s dual-background‚??born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East‚??has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former.