Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg claimed on Friday that Christianity had its own extremist factions of faith similar to that of radical Islam in the Middle East. Via the Hugh Hewitt show, when questioned on the differences between Shia extremism followed in Iran versus Sunni extremism, the 2020 presidential candidate immediately deflected and compared radical Islam to Christianity. It’s outrageous in the extreme.
“Well, you know, not unlike Christianity when it is motivating someone to do something extreme. It can have a thousand different flavors,” Buttigieg said. “The real question is what’s going on with the regime, the government, that’s given the power and the apparatus of the state and intelligence service and a military, and what do they do with their ideology?”
The Indiana South Bend mayor also compared the radical Iranian regime to President Trump’s administration, insofar as whether they were representative of the entire population. “You know, Iran, the Iranian regime does not speak for all of the Iranian people as a unit any more than, you know, you could say that there are no moderate politicians in the U.S., and we’re all secretly enthusiastic Trump supporters,” he said. “It just doesn’t work that way.” That’s is a false comparison… Iran’s government is comprised of theocratic totalitarian terrorists… ours is not.
“Buttigieg lamented that the moderate Iran factions that wanted to work with the West and the United States were burned by Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
“Imagine if you’re an Iranian politician who put all your eggs in the basket of saying let’s make a deal with the Americans. … now you’re going to have a lot of egg on your face,” he said.
“Trump, he argued, was only empowering Iranian hardliners by allowing the United States to side with Saudi Arabia and putting more economic and political pressure on Iran.”
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg compares Iran's variant of Shia extremism and Wahhabism — which is the source of the overwhelming majority of Islamic terrorism — to Christianity pic.twitter.com/fYNYnHT3wR
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 17, 2019
Buttigieg is either an absolute fool or a monstrous liar. I suspect both. The Iranians never meant to have a fair, honest deal with us or anyone else. They are buying time to develop nukes to take out Israel and American… the little and great Satans. As for Saudi Arabia, Trump has not been especially friendly with them lately and again Buttigieg’s statements here are ignorant and misleading.
The United States government lists Iran as the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. Iran’s influence in spreading terrorism and drug trafficking around the world was enabled by former President Barack Obama, who sabotaged a massive investigation into the Iranian-backed Islamic terrorist organization Hezbollah and funded Iran with billions of dollars.
Buttigieg also has a track record of viciously attacking Vice President Mike Pence and his Christian faith. He calls Pence ‘fanatical’. Meanwhile, Buttigieg says he’s a Christian, but he’s been touting his homosexuality and his marriage to a man named Chasten Glezman as a campaign issue.
Appearing on The Stephen Colbert Show last month, Buttigieg said of Pence, “He’s nice. If he were here, you would think he’s a nice guy to your face. But he’s also fanatical.” He tore into the vice president for his biblical views on sexuality. “If it was a choice,” Buttigieg said of being fay, “it was a choice made way above my pay grade.” He added, “What he doesn’t realize is that his quarrel is with my Creator.”
What Buttigieg doesn’t realize is his quarrel is with Christian doctrine and the fact that he can compare Christianity to radical Islam shows he is not a true Christian at all. His faith is just one of political convenience.