Trump Adviser: Terrorists Aren’t Yelling ‘Jesus Christ’
A Donald Trump adviser said on Monday that terrorists weren’t yelling “Jesus Christ” when they carried out acts of terrorism.
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“Political correctness kills,” retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said during an interview on “Fox and Friends” while discussing this weekend’s violence in the U.S. “It will cause death, and we can’t have that.”
“You don’t have a lot of people yelling ‘Jesus Christ’ putting a knife in somebody’s body or putting a knife in somebody’s head,” Flynn continued. “This is a different enemy. It’s an enemy that we have not, frankly, understood in a couple of administrations, and we definitely don’t understand right now.”
The Hill reports:
Flynn’s remarks came after nine people were injured in a stabbing attack on Saturday night at a shopping mall in Minnesota, where the attacker reportedly made references to Allah and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before attacking them, police said.
The attacker was shot dead by an off-duty policy officer.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Sunday called the attacker a “soldier” of the group as the FBI investigated it as a potential act of terrorism.
Trump on Sunday invoked the attack in Minnesota, along with a pair of bombings in New York and New Jersey, to criticize Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Clinton on Sunday also condemned the attacks, saying ISIS’s claim of responsibility in the Minnesota stabbing attack “should steel our resolve to protect our country and defeat ISIS and other terrorist groups.”
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