America should not support Muslim nations

Nov. 15, 2013 at 5:15 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

Shortly after becoming president, Barack Obama made an apologetic speech in Cairo, Egypt. He said a high priority of his administration would be building bridges with the Islamic world.

Thousands of Christians have been murdered in Muslim nations by Islamic radicals. The governments of Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iraq and 11 other nations have done little to protect Christians and other minorities. More than 60 Coptic Christian churches have been destroyed in Egypt in the past two years.

President Obama and our state department have almost ignored these acts of violence. I think our president is more worried about offending his Muslim friends by complaining about the atrocities and murders they have allowed than he is the many Christians who have been murdered.

The United States should stop all financial aid to Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq and any other nation that tolerates the religious persecution of Christians and other minorities. It may be time to burn some bridges with the Islamic world.

The only real friend the United States has in the Middle East is Israel. When Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington, D.C. in 2010, he received rude and dismissive treatment. Obama has been critical of Israel to appease the Muslim world. He has said he would like to see a Palestinian state established, and Israel to go back to the 1967 borders. I hope and pray the United States does not turn its back on the little nation.

Sunni and Shiite Muslims have the same fundamental religious beliefs, yet they have been shooting and blowing each other up for more than 600 years. This feud has killed more than 7,000 in Iraq this year. Is this religion really a religion of peace, justice and fairness, like you said, President Obama? Thank God for the freedom of religion we enjoy in this nation.

I'm grateful I can go worship Sunday at First Baptist Church and not have to worry and be in fear of being blown up by Methodist terrorists. God bless America!

Avril Sassman, Port Lavaca



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