The nation’s eyes have recently turned to New York City and its recent spate of violence against Jews. Ulighor Muslims in China have been forced into internment camps that the Chinese have called re-education centers.
On Monday’s episode of Fox and Friends, the panel invited Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the program to discuss the faith based violence. During the segment, host Rachel Campos-Duffy opined that Christianity is actually the religion most persecuted by others.
The segment began with the panel discussing this weekend’s mass stabbing in Monsey, New York. The suspect in the crime, Grafton Thomas, was arrested on Sunday. He will be facing hate crime charges.
Former Real World star Campos-Duffy made a hard segue, saying, “We’ve seen over Christmas, you know, some horrific attacks on Christians — by the way, the most persecuted religion on the planet right now.”
Pompeo attempted to discuss the anti-Semitic violence, but the host brought the subject back to Christians. She asked the Secretary of State, “Beheadings, a village attacked and seven killed there, as well as the kidnapping of the young teenage Christian girl. But why are we seeing this rise in attacks, specifically for Christians?”
Pompeo responded, “I’ve talked at some length about China and how it’s persecuting over a billion Muslims. 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 different reasons for this.”
You can watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
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
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 30, 2019