Rand Paul: Cut Off Aid to Countries that Persecute Christians

It's one of those obvious ideas that should be a no brainer but which will go nowhere because ... not giving money to Muslim countries is racist or something:

"We spend over a million dollars to Pakistan. There is a (Christian) woman on death row for blasphemy. She said she drew water from a Muslim well and they beat her and charged her with blaspheming. She said she just tried to drink from a Muslim's well. The president shouldn't send money. No more money to countries killing Christians, period."
Yeah, I'm pretty sure he meant we spend over a billion dollars to Pakistan, not millions, but you get the idea.

I'd go further than this and cut off religious visas to people from countries which didn't offer reciprocity. In other words, no more Saudi clerics coming to the US so long as Saudi Arabia doesn't allow US clerics over there.

Thanks to Lou.

Posted by: Rusty at 03:18 PM


1 "In other words, no more Saudi MUSLIM clerics coming to the US so long as Saudi Arabia doesn't allow US NON-MUSLIM clerics over there."


Posted by: MtTB at October 30, 2013 03:53 PM

2 Aye.

Posted by: EROWMER at October 30, 2013 04:21 PM

3 Better: No mooslims coming here.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at October 30, 2013 04:42 PM

4 I'd just be happy if a US President said out loud that the Hamas Covenant should be repudiated.

Posted by: Valerie at October 30, 2013 05:19 PM

5 Right on, Valerie but it will be a blistery cold day in hell before that happens. Sad, this, that no one (who can actually do something) stands up to the taunting, murdering and butchery. It's 1938 all over again.

Posted by: Bubbe at October 30, 2013 06:23 PM

6 Wouldn't be cheaper to simply nuke them?

Posted by: Angel with a sword at October 30, 2013 07:17 PM

7 How about cutting off ALL aid to countries in general with no regard to religion. That would be a much better idea. (first one is not too bad either).

Posted by: Bomp! at October 30, 2013 07:53 PM

8 I have never quite figured out WHY we just GIVE money to other countries. I can't get my OWN government to GIVE me much of anything either. I'm the wrong color or not an illegal or something.

Posted by: Frustrated Teacher at October 30, 2013 10:34 PM

9 Did Bomp just say something that makes sense?

Posted by: Bubba at October 31, 2013 04:44 AM

10 Speaking of money. Bangladesh Airlines is purchasing 6 Boeing jetliners. All funded by guess who? A billion here, a billion there and there always seems to be over there. Meanwhile, I'll continue to dodge the potholes I drive over while looking at the rust on American bridges.

Posted by: Bubba at October 31, 2013 05:41 AM

11 Expand that a bit........ any country that condones the brutal murder of any religious belief should not receive American aid. Islamic doctrine mandates the death of any infidel or non-muslims..... therefore no aid to any government that murders or condones murder through non-action. End of story.

Posted by: SteBev at October 31, 2013 09:45 AM

12 @11 " any government that ... condones murder through non-action" would include my benevolent despotism. I promise not to give myself any money while ignoring the lethal antics in the villages of wazuristan and the congo. Except for building colosal statues of glorious me; that's a requirement for despots.

Incidentally, Hindi mob in India also kill Christians. Had quite enough of their mathematicians stealing all my arithmetic-based jobs, innit?

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at October 31, 2013 10:09 AM

13 The United States Government of POTUS Obama persecutes Christians.
Does this mean the US gets to cut off aid to itself?

Posted by: obsidian at October 31, 2013 11:36 AM

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