By Samuel Smith, Christian Post.
Former Congressman Frank Wolf believes that the rise of radical Islamic terrorism around the globe is an indication that World War III has arrived, yet the United States government is doing little to nothing to address the threat of jihad.
In a panel discussion focusing on religious freedom and Islamic violence across the world hosted by the Family Research Council on Wednesday, Wolf stressed that the Obama administration and Congress are standing idle while terrorist groups like the Islamic State (IS), Boko Haram, the Taliban, Al Shabaab and others continue to commit atrocities against religious minorities worldwide.
Wolf, the former Republican representative for Virginia’s 10th Congressional district who is known as a leading advocate for international human rights, followed up on a comment by fellow panelist Thomas Farr, the director of Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
“I agree with the pope, we are in World War III,” Wolf said, explaining that more members of Congress need to visit victims displaced by Islamic terror and listen to the first-hand stories of rape, torture and mutilation.
“President Reagan said the words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were a covenant, not only to the people in Philadelphia in 1776 and in 1787,” Wolf continued. “We are violating the covenant.”