David Greenfield, FrontPage Magazine:
What strikes me about this is that Obama is obscenely eager to describe the troubles in Northern Ireland in religious terms, but completely refuses to acknowledge that his Syrian Civil War is a religious conflict.
Conflicts involving Christians can be religious, but not conflicts involving Muslims. Muslims never kill for religious reasons.
A bishop in Northern Ireland accused President Barack Obama of a “hackneyed” analysis of the political situation in the region.
Auxiliary Bishop Donal McKeown of Down and Connor said some parts of the president’s June 17 speech in Belfast, Northern Ireland, echoed “the Protestant/Catholic caricature that has actually receded into the background in Northern Ireland.”