At least 65 people were killed and more than 300 injured in a suicide attack in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday as families gathered in a children’s park to celebrate Easter.
A Pakistani Taliban group released a statement explaining that it targeted the park to kill members of the country’s Christian community for celebrating Easter.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at a press briefing Monday that the administration “condemns” the Easter suicide bombing, but emphasized that a majority of the victims of the blast were Muslim.
From The Blaze:
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at a press briefing Monday that the administration “condemns” the Easter suicide bombing that devastated Lahore, Pakistan, killing dozens at a children’s park
Earnest calling the attack “grotesque,” noting that the assailants were “targeting religious minorities and children.”
Though Earnest did acknowledge that Christians celebrating Easter were the intended targets of the bombing, he stressed that “the majority of the victims were actually Muslims.”
He then proceeded to discuss the larger effort to combat terrorism in general. Earnest asserted that counterterrorism is a worldwide effort and that “peace-loving people of all faiths” need to come together to combat extremism “around the globe.”
Gee, Josh. It was an Easter celebration. How many Muslims celebrate Easter?
The fact is, they targeted Christians and they said so in their official statement.
This is like saying the majority of Nazi victims were German. It makes no difference – they need to be defeated.
The Obama administration repeatedly argues that ISIL does not represent Islam because an overwhelming majority of victims of ISIL are themselves Muslims.
But the problem is most “peaceful” Muslims are not outspokenly condemning the radicalism.