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Rep. Hultgren: WH Doesn't Understand ISIS' Vision, Threat

By    |   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 12:58 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement that the threat of dying in a violent conflict is less than at any time in human history contradicted by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper shows the Obama administration’s "dysfunction and lack of understanding and vision of the threat," Illinois Rep. Randy Hultgren said Friday on "America’s Forum" on Newsmax TV.

"I’m very concerned about [the Islamic State] and about really what this administration’s ultimate priorities are, and also so concerned about continued steps of ISIS extremist Muslims going after [and] really destroying communities of Christians, some of the oldest communities of Christians there in the Middle East," he said.

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"Very, very concerning to me, hundreds now have been captured and the threat continues of really [the] extermination of other religious beliefs in this area.

"We need to be unified, we need to recognize the threat, we need to understand who is after us and that they’re not content just to stay there, that really we are the ultimate objective here in America. Our way of life, our freedom is what they cannot stand and they want to see destroyed."

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It’s imperative that America, and the world, continue to be informed about Islamic extremism, particularly "what drives" terrorists and the deep religious beliefs that make jihadists feel their murderous acts are justified, Hultgren said.

"[It’s] such a threat to our world, not just to that region but really throughout the world as well," Hultgren said. "A heightened sense of attack of religious freedom and religious liberty and so we’ve got to continue to talk, educate people.

"We also have to pray. It’s one of the things that I believe so strongly ... I’m praying for victory here, praying for these Christians, these believers, these other religions who are being persecuted and being attacked, to never forget them and what they’re going through."

Clapper could end up being collateral damage for defying the administration’s narrative that Americans are safe, Hultgren said.

"My sense is this administration, this president, the secretary of state are so focused on trying to cut a deal with Iran and make that their legacy, that they’re letting everything else go and everyone else go who is standing up to that," he said.

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Secretary of State John Kerry's statement that the threat of dying in a violent conflict is less than at any time in human history shows the Obama administration's "dysfunction and lack of understanding and vision of the threat," Illinois Rep. Randy Hultgren said Friday.
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