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Ted Cruz on the latest Muslim atrocity:

The next few days will be sadly predictable. Democrats will try to use this attack to change the subject. As a matter of rigid ideology, far too many Democrats – from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton – will refuse to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ They will claim this attack, like they claimed every previous attack, was isolated and had nothing to do with the vicious Islamist theology that is daily waging war on us across the globe. And they will try to exploit this terror attack to undermine the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms of law-abiding Americans.

Enough is enough. What we need is for every American – Democrat and Republican – to come together, abandon political correctness, and unite in defeating radical Islamic terrorism.

For all the Democrats who are loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging, now is the opportunity to speak out against an ideology that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians. ISIS and the theocracy in Iran (supported with American taxpayer dollars) regularly murder homosexuals, throwing them from buildings and burying them under rocks. This is wrong, it is evil, and we must all stand against it. Every human being has a right to live according to his or her faith and conscience, and nobody has a right to murder someone who doesn’t share their faith or sexual orientation. If you’re a Democratic politician and you really want to stand for LGBT, show real courage and stand up against the vicious ideology that has targeted our fellow Americans for murder.

Precisely so, and bless his heart for saying it in no uncertain terms. I still don’t much like the term “radical Islam,” not when it’s been demonstrated time after time that jihad is a perfectly mainstream part of Islam that is openly and clearly supported in the Koran and Hadiths. It’s redundant at best, and a cowardly, politically motivated dodge at worst. But hats off to Cruz for speaking out so plainly anyway.

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3 thoughts on “Credit where due

  1. This was mealy mouth drivel to me. It was a perfect opportunity to express his 100% support for Trump to his followers. He didn’t. He knows the choice and presumably the consequences if Hillary is elected. So why not say that?

    Cruz isn’t as high up on the Irrelevance List as EE or Kristol but don’t forget he was on the border with Beck giving soccer balls & teddy bears to 100s of incoming illegals. It takes a certain mindset to do that.

  2. I, too, have no use for the term “radical Islam.” As you point out, it is predictably mainstream. The problem politicians have is that if they also accept it as mainstream, then the message would be: “We are at war with Islam.” Which, although true, is a phrase that no politician in their right mind will utter.

  3. @MM
    I agree to a point. Had Cruz said this plainly and without caveats (like he did with the Chicago rioters where he just had to bash Trump.) he might have done better in the Primaries. So it wasn’t mealy mouthed by any means. However, like Cruz and the other politicians are wont to do is tell us WHAT THEY WOULD DO ABOUT IT. Of course, what Trump says is the logical conclusion to that question. However, they can’t bear to go there. That is the problem with the GOPe and the NeverTrump and people like Cruz. They see a problem but they are unable to see the Big Picture or unwilling to do anything about if they did. Because they’d have to put down their teacups and crumpets and take off their dainty white gloves and get down to good old fashioned fighting, down and dirty if need be, and it will be needed.
    So nothing happens. All talk, no action. Trump nailed the guy and all the GOPe with that one statement.

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