Obama, Clinton, Democrats Refuse to Refer to Sri Lanka Victims as 'Christian'
Dems denounce Sunday's terror attacks on 'Easter worshippers' - not Christians
Former President Obama, his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and other top Democrats have refused to refer to the victims of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday as Christians, instead, calling them "Easter worshippers."
Almost 300 people were killed and 500 more injured when suicide bombers launched attacks on Christian worshippers in three churches, three hotels, and a housing complex.
Many of the victims were killed while attending Mass for Easter Sunday.
The government reportedly suspects that the bombers, all Sri Lankans, were members of “a domestic Islamist terror group named National Thowfeek Jamaath.”
An official at the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka confirmed on Monday that at least four Americans were killed in the bombing attacks, according to CBS News.
The representative told the outlet she could not give any further details "due to privacy concerns and out of respect to the families."
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed on Sunday that "several" US citizens were confirmed to have been among the dead.
The victims' identities have yet to be made public, however.
According to Breitbart, Obama, Clinton, and other Democrats — including 2020 presidential contender Julián Castro — could not bring themselves to identify the victims of the attacks as “Christians,” calling them “Easter worshippers” instead, in eerily similar responses:
The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2019
On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 21, 2019
On a day of redemption and hope, the evil of these attacks on Easter worshippers and tourists in Sri Lanka is deeply saddening. My prayers today are with the dead and injured, and their families. May we find grace.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) April 21, 2019
Heartbreaking to learn about the attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka. Colorado stands with the people of Sri Lanka during this very tragic day and we grieve for those affected by these acts of violence.— Jared Polis (@GovofCO) April 21, 2019
I am deeply saddened over the horrific acts of violence against Easter worshippers and tourists in Sri Lanka. I send my deepest condolences to the victims and their families. We stand united with the people of Sri Lanka.— Ami Bera, M.D. (@RepBera) April 21, 2019
During Obama’s eight years as president, Obama — and Clinton, who served as his first Secretary of State — drew criticism for his reluctance to identify radical Islam as the source of many terror attacks.
In an address to the National Prayer Breakfast in 2015, Obama attempted to draw a moral equivalence between the terror and torture used by the so-called “Islamic State” (or ISIS), and medieval Christianity.
He admonished Americans not to “get on our high horse” about radical Islam, since “people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ” centuries ago.
Democrats also criticized President Donald Trump and his administration for declining to use the word “Muslims” to describe the victims of the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand last month, although Trump did identify the targets as “mosques.”
Similarly, he identified the targets in Sri Lanka as “churches and hotels.”