Tony Perkins is one of many wingnuts who continually claim that Obama may well be a Muslim. After a caller accused him of being a Muslim on his radio show, Perkins said it’s Obama’s fault that people think that. And his evidence for this is that he didn’t do anything to protect Miriam Ibrahim in Sudan.
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Perkins, of course, is lying. And he knows he’s lying because when he pushed that same lie with a Republican congressman on his show, the congressman told him he was wrong and that multiple federal agencies were working to help get her freed.
Asked if the State Department was working to help Ibrahim and her children, Meadows reported that the U.S. has in fact worked vigorously behind the scenes to free Ibrahim: “I got off of a call not more than an hour or so ago and a number of agencies across the board are working hand-in-glove to make sure that this is handled quickly and efficiently. And I am heartened by what I heard on that phone call and really encouraged that this is a government that cares about people. Sometimes I wish they would speak up louder and quicker, but I can tell you behind the scenes a number of agencies are working to make sure that they are safe.”Just minutes later, however, Perkins completely discarded the congressman’s assessment and once again accused the Obama administration of doing little to help secure Ibrahim’s release.
Not only will they lie, they’ll keep lying even after their own allies have shown them to be lying. It’s quite shameless. But they’re doing it for Jesus, so I’m sure that makes it okay.