And America’s response should be to defend its interests militarily and to protect intellectually Judeo-Christian civilization.
“All of us are created in the image of God. … You have dignity and value and worth – that is the central idea of Western civilization and that is worth defending,” he said powerfully, before mentioning the connection between the United States and Israel, which “stand as strong pillars of Judeo-Christian civilization and it’s not by accident we have the same enemies.”
Bauer spoke at the FRC’s annual Values Voter Summit Friday afternoon. As he greeted attendees, he mentioned that he had recently watched footage of the remains ceremony for those killed in Libya earlier this week.
Protests and violence have spread across parts of the region in response to a film that portrays Islam’s prophet as a child molester, a womanizer and a fraud. Authorities are investigating whether the attack that killed four Americans Tuesday at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was pre-planned. The four Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton eulogized Friday: “J. Christopher Stevens, the ambassador to Libya; Sean Smith, a technology expert with the State Department; Tyrone Woods, a former Navy SEAL who protected U.S. diplomatic personnel since 2010; and Glen Doherty, another former SEAL who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan.” the Washington Post reported. Some recent news footage shows demonstrators chanting that they are sympathetic to Osama bin Laden.
“The proper response is if you’re all Osama now, then you will reach the same fate he did,” the former presidential candidate boomed, sparking applause.
Later, he noted that the “events that are unfolding are unnerving, but they are not unusual,” before listing attacks against U.S. diplomatic and military personnel.
“Don’t tell me to worry about Muslim sensibilities … We owe no apology to Islamists. Thousands of our sons and daughters have lost their legs, their arms and their lives liberating the Muslims of Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said, raising his voice.
“Here, we respect all faiths. If only the countries we have liberated treated the Christians and Jews … as well as we treat American Muslims.”