(POLITICO) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee called President Barack Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast — in which Obama brought up Christians’ misdeeds during the Crusades — “nothing short of shocking” and accused the president on Monday of coddling the Muslim community.
“Everything he does is against what Christians stand for, and he’s against the Jews in Israel,” Huckabee said on “Fox and Friends.” “The one group of people that can know they have his undying, unfailing support would be the Muslim community.”
Huckabee, a potential 2016 presidential hopeful, made his comments after Obama on Thursday caused an uproar in the Christian community by saying in regard to Islamic extremists’ atrocities in Iraq and Syria, “lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”
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