Huckabee: Muslims Are The Only Group To Have Obama’s ‘Undying’ Support

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said Monday that Barack Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech proved that Muslims are only religious group that has the President’s “undying” support.

“Everything he does is against what Christians stand for, and he’s against the Jews in Israel,” he said on “Fox and Friends.” “The one group of people that can know they have his undying, unfailing support would be the Muslim community. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the radical Muslim community or the more moderate Muslim community.”

Obama invoked the Crusades while he discussed the Islamic State terror group at Thursday’s event, arguing that Christians shouldn’t get on a “high horse” about violence in the name of religion. He also argued that Christians used their faith to justify Jim Crow laws and slavery.

Huckabee disagreed, pointing out that civil rights icons like Martin Luther King, Jr. were Christians.

“This President has a high horse himself. It’s his TelePrompTer,” he said. “What was shocking about this speech, this wasn’t an ad lib, off the cuff remark. This was scripted.”

Huckabee said the President could easily have defended moderate Muslims in his speech while denouncing the “fanatical Muslims” waging war across the globe. He also faulted Obama for labeling climate change, not radical Islam, as the greatest threat to the U.S. during last month’s State of the Union address.

“Anybody knows a beheading is worse than a sunburn,” he said.

Obama’s prayer breakfast speech has been criticized heavily among conservatives. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell also took issue with the Crusades-IS comparison on Sunday’s “Meet The Press.”

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