Land on slaughter of Christians: How long will world tolerate this?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

A longtime Christian leader says the world can no longer ignore the continual genocide of Christians at the hands of radical Muslims.

Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, says the world has been witnessing the targeted slaughter of Christians in the Middle East and in North Africa, and it's time to tell the truth about what's happening.

He tells OneNewsNow: "We're dealing with a world-wide phenomenon of radical Islamic Jihadists, who believe it is their religious duty to kill non-Muslims and to kill Muslims who disagree with them about their understanding of Islam."

Along with other media, OneNewsNow has reported on Islamic group Boko Haram in Nigeria and the march of ISIS through historic biblical towns in Iraq and Syria.

Coptic Christians killed (not graphic)Boko Haram infamously kidnapped hundreds of girls, most of them Christians, from a boarding school in 2014. 

ISIS has gained control of thousands of square miles in Iraq and Syria as part of its "caliphate," and Christians and Shi Muslims have been tortured, shot, crucified and decapitated by its army of soldiers.  

The world watched an ISIS-produced video of Egyptian Christians, captured in Syria, being marched to a lake shore and then be decapitated after refusing to renounce their Christian faith. 

Responsibility for this turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa should be laid at the feet of President Obama for his "forfeiture and withdrawal of American leadership," says the seminary president. 

Obama's inaction drew a response this week from Fox News' Bill O'Reilly (see video below), who blasted the President as "the most reluctant command in chief" the United States has ever had.

In his opening monologue, O'Reilly noted that Obama recently told Coast Guard graduates that global warming is a national security threat while radical jihadists are on the march:

Syria under siege by ISIS; Iraq, tottering as ISIS controls about a third of the country; Yemen no functioning government; Libya, no functioning government; Nigeria, ISIS is aiding the savage group Boko Haram and they are threatening to destabilize the entire country.

Land says the world can no longer turn a blind eye to the persecution.

"It's time for the civilized community in the world to say, We're not going to stand for this barbaric and savage behavior any longer," he says. 

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