BREAKING: Tape shows Rick Warren praising Israel-hating terror state Syria as a “moderate country” that treats its Jews great!

Maybe Obama can now Sista Souljah the Jews too. That should be interesting. From

[T]he real outrage against Rick Warren is his enabling of the patron-saint-state of terrorism, Syria.

Warren gleefully visited Syria with his wife and paid homage to the Bashar Assads. And he had the gall to praise Syria as a “moderate” country. He had nothing negative to say in the least about this family that has wreaked havoc on Lebanon, worked in concert with Hezbollah and Iran, used his state as a shelter for every Islamic terrorist group imaginable, Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, Jamil…


Warren, author of “The Purpose-Driven Life,” says when he visited Syria recently he saw Christians and Jews in a near-routine existence, enjoying some privileges even Muslims don’t receive within a governmental structure that formally allows for faith in Christ and adherence to the Torah.

Warren then denied, repeatedly, that he had said anything of the kind. His staff removed the YouTube video that proved he said it. But then an audio turned up showing that this is exactly what Warren said. Here’s the transcript, and you can listen to it yourself here:

“Syria’s a place that has Muslims and Christians living together for 1,400 years. So it’s a lot more peaceful, honestly, than a lot of other places because Christians were here first.

“In fact, you know Saul of Tarsus – Saul was a Syrian. St. Paul, on the road to Damascus, had his conversion experience and so Christians have been here the longest, and they get along with the Muslims and the Muslims get along with them. There’s a lot less tension than in other places.

“It’s a moderate country, and the official government rule and position is to not allow any extremism of any kind.”

So now we know that Rick Warren doesn’t just do propaganda for Israel-hating terror states, but he also lies, a lot, about his views, as we learned the other day when we posted videos of Warren claiming that Prop 8 had to be passed to save him from being prosecuted for hate crimes. And remember, it was Rick Warren who lied about John McCain being a “cone of silence” during the faith discussion he had with McCain and Obama this past summer.

Okay, I take it back. Apparently Obama is willing to pal around with anti-Semite sympathizers in addition to homophobes. I stand corrected. I can’t wait for Obama to tell Jewish-Americans, and Israelis, to suck it up and deal with the fact that we have to embrace people we disagree with, even when the disagreement is over the destruction of state of Israel and the death of all Jews.

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