Senator Rand Paul Speaks to NRB President’s Council

At NRB’s annual President’s Council Capitol Hill Media Summit last week, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) did not mince words when speaking about the persecution of Christians in many areas of the world. He declared:

From Boston to Zanzibar, Christians are under attack. The President tries to gloss over who is attacking and killing Christians. The media describes the killings as "sectarian." But the truth is the truth, there is a worldwide war on Christians by a fanatical element of Islam.

Senator Paul, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, noted that this targeted violence comes from a minority of Muslims. However, using Pew Research poll numbers, he calculated that minority to number in the tens of millions. He called for the majority of Muslims to rectify this problem. “Make no mistake, we should actively defend ourselves but the ultimate answer must come from Islam itself…. they must come to understand that they must police themselves, that they must root out and destroy the sadists and killers who distort and contort religion to justify killing civilians and children.”

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: October 11, 2013