State Department condemnation of Pakistan terror attack leaves out the most important detail

We already know that the Obama administration refuses to utter the words “Islamic extremism” or “jihad” when terror is at issue.  But new words apparently have entered the forbidden zone: “Christians” must not be identified as the targets of jihadist violence, and “Easter” cannot be mentioned as the occasion of a targeted attack.

The Blaze noticed:

When the U.S. Department of State released a statement condemning the Pakistani Taliban faction’s Easter bombing in a Lahore park, it noticeably omitted the fact that Easter-celebrating Christians were specifically targeted.

Oliver Darcy also noticed the missing words:

The Obama administration simply refuses to acknowledge that Islamists are attempting to eradicate Christianity whenever they can.  And this extends to Saudi Arabia, our putative ally, which does not allow churches or Bibles on its territory.  Islam’s scriptures demand that Islam be treated as superior to all other faiths.

While the Obama administration fears naming Christianity as a target of Islamic supremacists, it should be noted that other faiths are also not tolerated.

A week ago, Shokooh Mirzadegi noted on these pages that Iranians were defying the mullahs of Iran by celebrating Norwuz, the pre-Islamic new year festival.  A Bridget Johnson reported at PJ Media:

On Saturday, the Afghan Taliban issued a statement complaining that only Islamic holidays can be celebrated in Islamic countries, specifically grousing about Nowruz (Persian New Year) celebrations in Kabul the past week.

The Pakistani Taliban group said it targeted the family park to kill members of the country's Christian community for celebrating Easter and to send a message to the country's prime minister that "we will reach you."

According to Muslim scripture and those who take it literally (called "radicals") we are all infidels and have no right to celebrate our religions, except in private as dhimmis paying the jizya tax.

We already know that the Obama administration refuses to utter the words “Islamic extremism” or “jihad” when terror is at issue.  But new words apparently have entered the forbidden zone: “Christians” must not be identified as the targets of jihadist violence, and “Easter” cannot be mentioned as the occasion of a targeted attack.

The Blaze noticed:

When the U.S. Department of State released a statement condemning the Pakistani Taliban faction’s Easter bombing in a Lahore park, it noticeably omitted the fact that Easter-celebrating Christians were specifically targeted.

Oliver Darcy also noticed the missing words:

The Obama administration simply refuses to acknowledge that Islamists are attempting to eradicate Christianity whenever they can.  And this extends to Saudi Arabia, our putative ally, which does not allow churches or Bibles on its territory.  Islam’s scriptures demand that Islam be treated as superior to all other faiths.

While the Obama administration fears naming Christianity as a target of Islamic supremacists, it should be noted that other faiths are also not tolerated.

A week ago, Shokooh Mirzadegi noted on these pages that Iranians were defying the mullahs of Iran by celebrating Norwuz, the pre-Islamic new year festival.  A Bridget Johnson reported at PJ Media:

On Saturday, the Afghan Taliban issued a statement complaining that only Islamic holidays can be celebrated in Islamic countries, specifically grousing about Nowruz (Persian New Year) celebrations in Kabul the past week.

The Pakistani Taliban group said it targeted the family park to kill members of the country's Christian community for celebrating Easter and to send a message to the country's prime minister that "we will reach you."

According to Muslim scripture and those who take it literally (called "radicals") we are all infidels and have no right to celebrate our religions, except in private as dhimmis paying the jizya tax.