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Letter: Where is the outrage over killing of Christians?

Kenyan police officers take cover outside the Garissa

Kenyan police officers take cover outside the Garissa University College during an attack by gunmen in Garissa, Kenya, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Credit: AP

It is an absolute outrage and moral failing for our president and the mainstream media to give such short notice to the horrific killings of Christian students in Kenya ["LI Christians to celebrate Easter amid tragedies," News, April 5].

Islamic terrorists stormed a university in Garissa and separated the Muslims from the Christians, killing nearly 150 Christian students.

Nowhere in social media or the newspapers is this murderous anti-Christian crusade getting the emphasis it deserves, as if Christian lives somehow do not matter.

Where is the outrage? Ronald Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress, made the point last year that Christians were being slaughtered by Muslim terrorists in several countries. He said there was not nearly enough action to eradicate these vermin, who kill not only Christians, but Jews and any Muslim who does not agree with their world view.

Then, to add insult to injury, our president used an Easter prayer breakfast to take a cheap shot at Christians who disagree with his policies, calling them "less than loving." Although he is Christian, President Barack Obama has shown an antipathy to Christian values while refusing to call Islamic terrorism by its rightful name.

This president has endangered not only the values that have made America the great nation that it is, but also our place in the world.

Nicholas Dallis, Smithtown