The eyes of the world turned this week to the White House, where President Obama gave a speech outlining his plans to battle against the Islamic State (IS). While VOM is not a political organization, VOM staff do monitor how the United States government responds to religious freedom issues overseas, and we work to educate and provide resources for government personnel tasked with understanding and speaking out against the persecution of Christians.
Several times in recent weeks we have blogged about the advance of IS and how Christians are responding, including Five Truths to Keep in Mind, Reading Hebrews 13:3 with Mosul In Mind, and Understanding IS Teaching in order to show love as Christ commanded.
Today we offer additional insights from a former Muslim with an in-depth understanding of the Quran and how radical Muslims read and interpret it. While VOM is not a political organization, in this video Brother Rachid addresses his comments directly to President Obama. His comments are his, and do not come from VOM, but we believe that all Christians—and all Americans—can learn from his insights: