Ted Cruz on Sunday defended his calls to start patrolling “Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.”
His approach was prompted by the view that last week’s Brussels terror attacks were not from “a lone wolf,” the GOP candidate said in an exclusive Fox News Sunday interview. “This was part of a global jihad, being waged by radical Islamic terrorism.”
Cruz said that instead of “engaging the problem,” President Obama “lectures Americans on Islamophobia.”
“Enough is enough,” he said.
“We need to be going after where the threat comes from and the threat comes from radicalization.
They’ve allowed vast numbers of Islamic terrorists to come into Europe, they live in isolated locations, where law enforcement often doesn’t engage at all, and they’re hot beds for radicalization, it leads to these attacks.”
"One of the consequences of the political correctness of this administration is they embrace policies that make no sense," Cruz added.
“This policy of weakness and appeasement doesn’t work, and I think the American people are tired of it. They’re tired of the moralizing and lecturing,” he said. "Do you notice [President] Obama and Hillary [Clinton] seem more mad at me, than they are at ISIS, than they are at the terrorists who are murdering us?"
“We need a President who will bring the full force and fury of the United States of America to defeating ISIS.”