Tucker: The Left Goes to 'Great Lengths' to Avoid Saying 'Christians' Attacked in Sri Lanka
Tucker Carlson asked Monday why some on the left "went to great lengths" to avoid saying that Christians were attacked on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.
Suicide bombers affiliated with a local Muslim terror group struck three Catholic churches, along with luxury hotels, killing at least 300 and wounding hundreds more.
"The attackers were radical Muslims. Their motives were religious. Their targets were Christians. None of that is speculation; it is true. And maybe because it is so true and so obviously true, nobody in authority wanted to say it out loud," said Carlson, pointing out that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama used the phrase "Easter worshipers" instead.
The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2019
On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 21, 2019
"Why don't you say 'Christians'? Nobody worships Easter. There is a reason, of course; euphemisms are never accidental. Our leaders believe Christians are the problem, that they are the dangerous ones," said Carlson, highlighting a Washington Post story about the bombings "stoking far-right anger in the West."
Carlson said the wording seems to imply that "you have to be some kind of Nazi to be upset about church bombings," arguing that the persecution of Christians around the world is consistently ignored.
He argued that many of our allies in the Middle East receive substantial sums in U.S. aid, yet still repress Christians. Carlson highlighted the plight of Christians in Iraq after the U.S.-led invasion and in Syria since the U.S. "began supporting the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad."
Watch the full monologue above and see reaction below from a religious freedom expert.