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Obama and Hillary avoided using the word 'Christians' after horrific terror attacks — they used this instead

What a bizarre circumlocution

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Several politicians and news outlets used an odd euphemism to describe the hundreds of Christians who were slaughtered in bombings on Easter in the country of Sri Lanka.

Here's what they said instead.

"The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity," former President Barack Obama tweeted.

"On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka," he added.

He wasn't the only one to use the term "Easter worshippers" instead of Christians.

"On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence," tweeted former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka," she added.

Presidential candidate Julian Castro also jumped on the euphemism train.

"On a day of redemption and hope, the evil of these attacks on Easter worshippers and tourists in Sri Lanka is deeply saddening," Castro tweeted. "My prayers today are with the dead and injured, and their families. May we find grace."

Many on social media noticed the weird phrase and criticized the Democrats for trying to disguise the targets of the Easter terror by avoiding the term "Christians."

Here's more on the weird avoidance of Christians:

Easter Worshippers (a.k.a. CHRISTIANS) | The News & Why It Matters Ep. 271

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