Cruz: Shooting Was Islamic Terrorism


ted cruzTed Cruz said what had to be said. He showed the courage when everyone else has run the other way.

At the Republican Jewish Coalition meeting this morning in Washington, D.C., the Texas senator suggested the San Bernardino shootings were an instance of radical Islamic terrorism, the Daily Beast reports.

After RJC board member Edward Zucker introduced him as “the next president of the United States,” Cruz called for a moment of silence for the shooting victims.

“At this point, the details of what happened in San Bernardino are still unclear,” he began.

Then he suggested that the attack was terrorism and means we need “a wartime president.”

“All of us are deeply concerned that this is yet another manifestation of terrorism—radical Islamic terrorism here at home,” he said. “Coming on the wake of the terror attack in Paris, this horrific murder underscores that we are in a time of war. Whether or not the current administration realizes it or is wiling to acknowledge it, our enemies are at war with us. I believe this nation needs a wartime president to defend us.”

Officials don’t yet know the motives of the two attackers, both of whom died in a shootout with police. Their rampage left at least 14 dead and 17 wounded. At least one of the attackers, Syed Farook, was an American citizen. Some sites have highlighted his Muslim faith, including that he recently traveled to Saudi Arabia. Tashfeen Malik, the other attacker, was born in Pakistan and lived in Saudi Arabia before marrying Farook about two years ago and moving to the United States.

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  1. Let me start by saying that I really like Ted Cruz and plan on voting for him. I also dislike Barack Obama tremendously. However, let’s call a spade a spade.
    “Cruz: Shooting Was Islamic Terrorism”
    Is the heading accurate?
    “All of us are deeply concerned that this is yet another manifestation of terrorism—radical Islamic terrorism here at home,” he said.
    He never said that the shooting was Islamic Terrorism; he merely said that we are concerned that it is terrorism. Big difference.

    Obama said:
    “It is possible this was terrorist-related but we don’t know. It’s also possible this was workplace-related.” This you called a denial.
    We all now about Obama’s unfair treatment of Israel and his appeasement of Middle-Eastern countries, but please call a spade a spade.

  2. RJC board member Edward Zucker introduced him as “the next president of the United States,”

    Wait a minute. So, George Pataki is history?

  3. But Cruz won’t describe violence in the name of other religious beliefs as terrorism.

    And he wants Jihadis to be able to continue to accumulate unlimited arsenals.

    And he wants to keep the Assad regime in power in Syria so that it can continue to run proxy wars against Israel.

    Finally it should be noted that Cruz is probably the most despised man in the US Congress. Not a single Republican member of Congress has endorsed his presidential candidacy and they are fed up with his grandstanding, voting against him on a regular basis. If chas v’shalom he ever becomes President it will be impossible for the federal government to function.

  4. #4: And it’s been functioning swimmingly for the last few years, hasn’t it.

    There is a reason that violence in the name of other religions doesn’t have a name. That’s because when the once-in-a-blue-moon white supremacist or fed-up Israeli shoots up the place or burns it down, they aren’t doing it as part of a global, pan-Christian or pan-Israeli movement. They are lone wolves, and their coreligionists don’t just say “Christianity is a religion of peace” or “the settler movement is a movement of peace” or what have you, they also condemn the perpetrators in no uncertain terms.

    But when Syed Farook, or Abdelhamid Abbaoud, or the latest Mohammed ibn Mohammed al-Mohammed shoots up the place, or burns it down, or self-detonates in a theater or flies a plane into a skyscraper, they are doing it 100% in the name of a pan-Islamic terrorist movement that is operating in the name of Islam, and they do it while screaming Allahu akbar which today apparently means “workplace violence that has nothing to do with Islam.” And their coreligionists in organizations like CAIR blather on about Islam being a religion of peace, but say nothing whatsoever in condemnation of those terrorist acts.

    THAT is why Cruz calls out radical Islamic terrorism. And it’s why Obama and Co. can’t bring themselves to.