“21 Christians were murdered last night when a car bomb exploded as they were leaving New Year’s Mass,” Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit wrote yesterday. But…
Barack Obama released a statement today claimed the victims were both Christian and Muslim.
From the White House:
The attack on a church in Alexandria, Egypt caused 21 reported deaths and dozens of injured from both the Christian and Muslim communities.
All 21 of the victims in the attack were Christian. No Muslims died in the attack.
Catholic Online reported:
The explosion, during the first hour of the New Year, left 21 dead, 79 injured and questions about possible involvement of al-Qaida. All but eight of the injured and all the fatalities were Christians from Saints Church, located on the eastern side of the coastal city.
At Ace of Spades, Gabriel Malor adds:
A few weeks ago I was struck by how far off liberals, and the President in particular, have drifted from reality when it comes to the victimhood of the Muslim community. Remember back during the Ground Zero Mosque fight the daily reports of violence, vandalism, and vitriol against Muslims in America? If you only knew what you heard from the liberal media, you’d probably be justified in believing that Muslims were living under siege in this country. The Muslim victimhood meme would make sense to you.
But the truth is that Muslims in this country are far less likely to be targeted because of their religion than are, for example, Jews. By an order of magnitude. In 2009, there were roughly two and a half bias crimes against Jews per day. No wonder the President has to make up crimes against Muslims both here and abroad.
As Malor asks rhetorically, how else would the president be able to convince his fellow members of the American left “that Muslims deserve special treatment if they’re not a major victim class?”
Related: “Why does the President want to appoint somebody [to the post of deputy attorney general] who thinks 9/11 was a criminal act and not an act of war?”