Islamic countries are more eager to accept Christians from Afghanistan than our State Department: ‘They have more compassion for these Christians than our American Government. It is insulting, embarrassing, and wrong.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — The Biden Administration’s State Department is reportedly blocking the rescue of Afghani Christian converts seeking to flee the now Taliban-run nation in order to escape an almost certain and unimaginably grotesque death.
With the August 31 deadline looming to get endangered people out of Afghanistan, conservative radio and TV commentator Glenn Beck quickly raised $30 million to charter planes to airlift Christians who have been all but abandoned to the Taliban if not condemned to death by the Biden Administration.
“The State Department has blocked us every step of the way,” Beck told Fox News host Tucker Carlson in a Thursday night interview. “The State Department and the White House have been the biggest problem. Everyone else has been working together, putting aside differences and trying to get these people to safety.”
“The State Department and the White House have blocked us every single step of the way,” he reiterated.
Converted Christians marked not just for death, but to be burned alive
Before yesterday’s bombings at the Kabul Airport, Beck’s organization, the Nazarene Fund, had already put 5,100 refugees on planes out of Afghanistan.
Five hundred refugees —mostly Christian women and children— were waiting to board the next plane inside the airport’s safe zone when the bombings occurred. A military official ordered them to return to the other side of the gate, beyond the protected area of the airport.
“I have pictures of them pleading to get back through the gate,” said Beck. “I have pictures of blood and body parts and nothing but death in that same area.”
“Our mission is now changing greatly,” said Beck. “We have to send people into even greater danger to try to smuggle these Christians out, who are marked not just for death, but to be set on fire alive because they’re converted Christians.”
Muslim countries more compassionate toward Christians than the Biden Administration
“Islamic countries, Muslim countries, are more eager to accept Christians from Afghanistan than our State Department,” noted Carlson.
Other Middle Eastern countries “have more compassion for these Christians than our American Government,” said Beck. “It is insulting, embarrassing, and wrong.”
The U.S. government has chosen not to designate Christians or other religious minorities as priorities for evacuation, according to a statement from the U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an independent, bipartisan, U.S. federal government commission that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad.
Cleaning up President Biden’s mess
Beck said that the State Department has also shut down his efforts to persuade other nations to receive the Afghani Christian refugees.
In a recorded phone conversation with Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) shared via Twitter, Beck recounted how the State Department closed the door on the possibility of sending evacuees to Macedonia.
“We had been looking for places where we can fly people in just to hold them, and Macedonia was one of them,” said Beck. “The Ambassador of Macedonia was called by the State Department and told not to take any of these people. What the hell?”
“I’ve heard similar reports,” said Sen. Cotton. “I know that our people on the ground inside the airport, both the Department of Defense and intelligence agents and our State Department officials are trying to move heaven and Earth to get people into the airport and out of the country, but the senior leadership at the State Department is a different kettle of fish.”
“I heard a story just this morning that we weren’t even allowing British nationals to get inside the airport with their Afghan partners and fly to Great Britain at private expense,” continued Cotton. “This wouldn’t even have an impact on the American government or taxpayer.”
“I’m very disturbed by these reports,” said Cotton. “At a minimum, we should be allowing countries that are willing to accept Afghans or willing to send chartered [aircraft] into Kabul to clean up some of President Biden’s mess.”
Before Thursday’s airport bombings, EWTN’s Katie Yoder tweeted a quote from the Hudson Institute’s Nina Shea:
“Afghan Christians ‘are not being allowed to board USG (U.S. government) flights in Kabul. I’m advising them to try to board Glenn Beck’s flights instead’”