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Ex-Rep. Bob Barr: US Need Not Worry About Terrorists' 'Sensitivity'

By    |   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 07:44 PM

Radical Islamists are winning and the United States must end its politically correct approach to fighting them, says former Rep. Bob Barr, a Georgia Republican who was a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee.

"A lot of people tend to look at terrorists and say well, if we just sort of buck up and tell them that they didn't win that that will defeat them," Barr said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"The fact of the matter is, terrorists are not rational human beings. It is not rational for a human being, a child of God, to go out and murder innocent women, children, unarmed police officers, and others simply because you think somebody … might be offended at a cartoon. That's not rational."

Barr's comments came in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Paris, in which masked gunmen executed 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that had poked fun at the Prophet Mohammed.

"To look at these things after the fact and say well the terrorists didn't really win because everybody afterwards went around and wore 'Je Suis Charlie' signs doesn't really understand it," Barr said.

"They win simply by being permitted to carry out these acts of absolute unmitigated violence. That's why they have to be stopped before they happen and not reacted to afterwards."

"They’re cowards to begin with, but the fact of the matter is that they are indeed emboldened by each step which we do not stand up to them and take action against them — not reactive, but proactive steps against them."

And the list of complaints by terrorists will seemingly just grow, he believes.

"I'm sure that they don't like hearing the national anthem of the United States of America asserting that we are one nation under God. I suspect they take offense at that," Barr said.

"There's no end to those things that will be or that are offensive to them in their warped sense of the world.

"So this notion of worrying about whether or not we will offend their sensitivities is a dangerous, slippery, never-ending slope."

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