In a Saturday discussion on the horrific attack on five Jewish New Yorkers on Chanukah, Fox News host Rachel-Campos-Duffy claimed Christianity is “the most persecuted religion in the world.”
She made the comment on Fox & Friends during an interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. They were discussing the hate-fueled attack in Monsey, at the home of a Rabbi, where five people were stabbed, Mediaite reports.
“We’ve seen over Christmas, you know, some horrific attacks on Christians — by the way, the most persecuted religion on the planet right now,” she said after Pompeo noted anti-Semitic attacks on the rise worldwide. But rather than comment on that, she switched talking points to the recent persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
“Beheadings, a village attacked and seven killed there, as well as the kidnapping of the young teenage Christian girl. But,” she wondered aloud, “why are we seeing this rise in attacks, specifically for Christians?”
Pompeo responded that religious persecution continues to be a global problem, affecting many religions, and said it “is something that governments have a responsibility to monitor” and ban.
“I’ve talked at some length about China and how it’s persecuting over a billion Muslims,” Pompeo said. “Leaders all around the world have a responsibility to protect their citizens and permit them to practice their faith, and so there are lots of reasons for this.”
Here’s a clip of the interview below.
In the wake of a string of anti-Semitic attacks in NYC, Fox & Friends' @RCamposDuffy says, "we've seen over some Christmas some horrific attacks on Christians — by the way, the most persecuted religion on the planet right now." pic.twitter.com/QZIQEwrIED
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