Washington: Former US President Barack Obama has received a piece of advice from an unlikely source for his recent rant against India and Prime Miniser Modi. It was from Johnnie Moore, who is an evangelist and a former commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
Johnnie Moore said, “I think the former president (Barack Obama) should spend his energy complimenting India, more than criticizing India. India is the most diverse country in human history. It’s not a perfect country, just like the United States, it’s not a perfect country, but its diversity is its strength, and we should be complimenting the largest democracy in the world every chance that we can, that we have.”
Moore said these in an interview he gave to ANI News. His statement comes in the wake of Barack Obama’s interview to CNN, in which the former president said that India will fall apart if minorities are not protected. Obama also said that Biden should raise religious freedom issue with India and that he would have done if he was still US President.
Johnnie Moore had served as spiritual advisor to former US President, Donald Trump. He is president of the Congress of Christian Leaders.
USCIRF is a US federal government commission which makes policy recommendations to the US government. The USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and the leadership of both political parties in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Earlier, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had also rebutted Obama’s remarks about India and Prime Minister Obama. She exposed Obama for his role in dropping 26,000 bombs in six Muslim majority countries while he was the President of the United States.