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Rohrabacher Calls for Unity Among Faiths to Vanquish Islamist Terrorism

May 23, 2017
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WASHINGTON – Upon news of Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester, England, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, released the following statement:

The merciless slaughter of innocent concertgoers in the United Kingdom – in the very flower of their youth – as they enjoyed music by a popular American performer carries a solemn reminder. The death cult of Islamist terror will not let up in their long-term dream of destroying modern civilization. They will not let up, that is, until the civilized world finally rallies and delivers to them their own death wish. This dreadful news from Manchester scribbles in blood a heartbreaking accent mark over President Trump’s historic rallying cry in Riyadh. That call: for peace-loving Muslims to expunge this cult from the rich range of Islamic faith and for unity among all believers in a loving, life-giving God.

The carnage brought to us by these cowards also reminds us that if such an attack comes to our own soil – in the form of a nail bomb or an unthinkable nuclear bomb – its origin will be the subterranean swamp in which Islamist fanatics thrive, not from Russia, not from China, perhaps not even from North Korea. We must cling to that understanding as our strategic priority, and we welcome any other country whose interests do not always align with ours to share our focus. We must together vanquish the vermin who acted last night with such staggering savagery.

 

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Kenneth Grubbs, 202-225-2415