New CIA Director Mike Pompeo. (AP)
(CNSNews.com) -- Speaking at a church event in Wichita, then-Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), the newly confirmed Diretor of the Central Intelligence Agency, said radical Muslims want "to wipe Christians from the face of the Earth," and that Christians need to pray, fight, and understand that "Jesus Christ our Savior is truly the only solution for our world."
During his talk at the church in 2014, Pompeo said there is a "great debate" over the exact meaning of the Quran and he would not "explicate" it or the Bible because "there are scholars much greater than him who can explain the details and nuances of those books.
"But I can tell you that this threat to America is from people who deeply believe that Islam is the way and the light and the only answer," said Pompeo.
"So, as we think about what U.S. policy needs to be, how we will begin to combat this, we need to recognize that these folks believe it is religiously driven for them to wipe Christians from the face of the Earth," he said.
"They may be wrong," he continued. "There’s some debate about that, what the Quran actually says. They may be wholly misguided, and I will tell you that it is absolutely a minority within the Muslim faith."
"But these folks are serious and they abhor Christians," said the future CIA director. "And [they] will continue to press against us until we make sure that we pray and stand and fight and make sure that we know that Jesus Christ our Savior is truly the only solution for our world.”
Radical Muslim terrorists, members of ISIS, prepare to behead Coptic Christian men on the
shores of Libya. (Screenshot: YouTube)
Mike Pompeo served in Congress from 2011 to 2017. He was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the director of the CIA and the Senate confirmed his nomination. Pompeo began his new job on Monday, Jan. 23.
Pompeo is a graduate of the West Point Military Academy and Harvard Law School. He served as a cavalry officer in Europe and in the Gulf War. He is married and has one child.