Rep. McCaul: Muslims Have to 'Step Up to the Plate' in Fight Against Terror
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) believes that the deadly terror attack in Manchester, U.K, reinforces the need for peaceful, moderate Muslims to stand up to the radical members of their faith.
McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, explained on "America's Newsroom" today that the solution to radical Islamic terrorism lies with members of the Islamic faith.
"They have to step up to the plate and clean up their own religion, which has been perverted by this radical Islamist terror," McCaul said.
He pointed out that President Trump had a similar message when he addressed dozens of Muslim leaders during his first foreign trip as commander-in-chief.
In the speech on Sunday, Trump implored Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, describing a "battle between good and evil" rather than a clash between the West and Islam.
"A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive them out," Trump said. "Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land. And drive them out of this Earth."
McCaul said that Trump is taking tremendous steps during his trip to reconcile the three major Abrahamic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - but in our lifetime, radical Islamic terror will not end.
"This ideology's way too strong," McCaul said. "And we're going to see more of these attacks in the future."
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