We are deeply disturbed by our political leadership’s inability to name this enemy, but we are even more disturbed by its inability to name its victims. The Jewish dead in Paris were called by our President “a bunch of folks in a deli.” The twenty-one Christian martyrs were called by our President “Egyptian citizens.” To borrow one of his familiar phrases, let me be clear: These were Jews and they were Christians. They were targeted and murdered, not because they frequented a deli, not because they lived in Egypt. They were murdered for their faith.
Watch all of the 7-minute moving tribute to the murdered that Brian names who were labeled by ISIS as “followers of the cross.” Share with your children. Share with friends and family. Share with anyone who cares about protecting the freedom to share anything at all.