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March 15, 2013 1:22 am

The Libya Obama Created

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An image from Arab TV, said to show the body of Ambassador Stevens. Photo: screenshot.

Remember all the hoopla the Obama administration engaged in after helping Libya’s “freedom fighters” oust (and sodomize and murder) the nation’s former president, Muammar Gaddafi? Remember the rationale used by Obama to justify using the U.S. military to help Libya’s “opposition”? In his March 28, 2011, speech, he spoke of “our responsibilities to our fellow human beings,” adding that not assisting them “would have been a betrayal of who we are.”

Although it was common knowledge that al-Qaeda and other fiercely anti-American forces were involved in the Libyan jihad, this did not shake Obama’s “responsibilities” to his “fellow human beings.” Predictably, the thanks the U.S. received was an al-Qaeda attack on the American embassy in Benghazi and the murders of four American officials, including Ambassador Chris Stevens (an attack the Obama administration tried to frame as a product of an amateur YouTube video that had “offended” Muslims).

Beyond the attack on Libya’s American embassy, there has been no end of examples of the true nature of the “New Libya” Obama helped create. On Sunday, December 30, an explosion rocked a Coptic Christian church near the western city of Misrata, where a group of U.S. backed rebels hold a major checkpoint, killing two. Two months later, on February 28, another Coptic Christian church located in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by armed Muslim militants, resulting in serious injuries for the priest and an assistant.

On February 10, four foreign Christians were arrested in Benghazi, including one with American citizenship, on the claim that they were “missionaries.” Three days later, two more Christians from Egypt were arrested. Three days after that, a seventh Christian, also from Egypt, was arrested. Then, on February 27, Benghazi forces raided another Coptic church rounding up some 100 Coptic Christians, accusing them of being missionaries—simply because they were found in possession of Bibles and other Christian “paraphernalia.” Many of these Christians have been tortured, some with acid.

Indeed, it was just revealed that one of these Christians was literally tortured to death by the terrorists Obama helped empower. A March 12 Coptic Solidarity press release has the details:

Coptic Solidarity condemns in the strongest terms the unlawful acts by the group Ansarul Sharia [“Supporters of Sharia”] in Libya to arrest, torture and detain dozens of Copts; and the detention by Libya’s Preventive Security department in Tripoli of the Coptic man Ezzat Hakim Atallah for ten days till he died on March 9 under torture, and the detention of his Coptic colleagues … and others who are still being subjected to torture inside the Preventive Security building.

And what has the response of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-led government to the murder of a fellow Egyptian citizen at the hands of Libyans? The press release continues:

Coptic Solidarity condemns in the strongest terms the Egyptian authorities, especially the foreign minister, the ambassador in Libya and the Consul in Benghazi, for their failure to defend their fellow citizens. In contrast, the [Egyptian] presidency and the foreign ministry had enthusiastically rushed to defend a Muslim Brotherhood cell that was arrested in the United Arab Emirates on charges of threatening the country’s national security. The attitude of the Egyptian authorities in dealing with the Coptic citizens is shameful.

Once again the Muslim Brotherhood—whose former General Guide declared “the hell with Egypt”—show that their true loyalty is to Islam and fellow Muslims, even if foreign, and not to non-Muslims, even if fellow Egyptians. Nor is this surprising, since Egypt, Libya, and any number of Arab nations continue edging towards the resurrection of a global Muslim caliphate.

And Obama’s only response has been to continue empowering jihadis—now in Syria, where the “opposition” he supports has, among other atrocities, been making the lives of the nation’s Christian minority a living hell. Such are the policies of the man a majority of Americans voted for; a man who—in our postmodern world and in the words of the ancient prophet—apparently “calls evil good and good evil.”

Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum. This article was originally published by FrontPage Magazine.

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  • Jeremy

    I can’t believe this country re-elected this wolf in sheeps clothing. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it’s probably a duck!! 8 years with a muslim president is more than this dying nation can take!

    • Dear Diary entry, November 6 2012: For the first time in my life I am ashamed of America.

  • Ed Wylde

    Obama is taking our great country down that we know.
    Is there too much support for him to get him out of office?

    Hal, I have been a supporter of your ministry for over 30 years and a student of prophesy. I believe that GOD is ushering in the end times Yes The very end times with the Obama regime. Do you think this is a good analagy?

  • Are these muslims nations holding these coptic christian’s in these countries against there will, especially the one’s they have not been slaughter or in there torture chambers? Can the rest leave these barbaric countrys and get to a safe haven such as Isreal, or the USA, or any country that is not a majority muslim state, and if so why do they stay noing they could win more souls in another enviroment being alive! Ive always heared you can put a lion in a cage, but beware, he is still a lion, and this saying applies to all muslims.They are rooted in with satan and does anyone believe satan is about to repent! So if they stay in these muslim enviroment’s , they are going to die, believeing this is what Jehova has told them to do, when Jesus as said in todays world we have Christian satilite networks to reach around the globe to ever wants to here the Gospel, and even here in the the USA we have people here starving for answers about God were at least we will not kill them ,i hope, ! As i said you can remove a leopard from his enviroment, but his spots still indicate he’s still a leopard ! I hate to here of these coptic christians being slaughter trying to change a viper into a household pet, and i sometimes wonder if these christians in todays world, in these lands have a brain, sometimes a little common sence goes along way, and i suppose God is even trying to tell them to use some common sense! Jesus did when they set out to kill him before his time came that he chose to die for us! He would just simply disapear, just as his Mother did and Joesph did when they warn they would be killed and the soon to be Jesus child if they did not leave that area as the Angel commanded them to ! I understand that i cannot help the Holy Sprit win one soul to Christ if im dead, does that mean im scared to die for the Gospel of Jesus?, NO, what i do think it mean’s is that i must apply the Gospel with using some common sence also! So lets please pray that these Coptic Christians get the heck out of these venonmous snake places befor they get bit, because if they stay and play with a serpent, they will get bit ! If anyone thinks that President Obama is a even close to a Christian or even a muslim , they need some serious learning abilitie’s ! Here is a USA President, not a third world President that believes every state in the good old USA should legalize somehow away to marry a man to a man and a woman to a woman, and broadcast his views on national TV, so give me a break, he has a man without is throne could not walk down a wide open street , say like in Cario, Egypt! The muslims would have had more mercy on Chris Stevens in Bengazi than Obama !