(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says President Obama should be speaking out about the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries.
"We should quit sending money to these countries," Paul told Fox News's Megyn Kelly on Monday night.
"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."
Paul also mentioned a Christian village in Syria that was overrun by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists fighting the Syrian regime. Press reports said those rebels tried to force Christians to convert to Islam.
"And a young man was told to convert or die," Paul said. "He said, 'I am a Christian and if you must kill me for being a Christian, do it.' These were his last words. The president needs to speak out about this. We need to not gloss over that there is a religious component to this.
"Since 9/11 we have been apologizing and saying, this isn't the Islamic religion. It's not all of Islam. It's a minority, but it is not one in a million. It's about 10 percent. In England there were 500,000 people who said of the subway bombings, 'I kind of sympathize with killing British citizens in the subway through violence.' That's alarming that there is that large of a percentage -- 10 to 15 percent of Islam saying violence against Christians and unarmed noncombatants is OK. That's alarming."
In his Oct. 11 speech at the recent Values Voters summit, Paul talked about the "worldwide war on Christianity," saying it's something the mainstream media will not cover "because the answer is not convenient and does not fit the narrative we have been told about radical Islam."
He accused President Obama of trying to "gloss over who is attacking and killing Christians."
"While it is fair to point out that most Muslims are not committed to violence against Christians, this is not the whole truth and we should not let political correctness stand in the way of the truth," Paul said.