Cruz: 'Radical Islam is at war with us'
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Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Hickenlooper, Bennet bring deep ties to 2020 debate stage 2020 Democrat Bennet releases comprehensive government reform plan GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers MORE on Tuesday said there is a "war" between the United States and "radical Islam," in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Brussels that killed at least 34.
 
"Radical Islam is at war with us," Cruz said in a Facebook post that criticized President Obama, accusing him of refusing "to acknowledge this reality."
 
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Cruz said that if elected president, "we will name our enemy — radical Islamic terrorism." 
 
He also argued that "these terror attacks are no isolated incidents."
 
Obama administration officials have long pushed back on characterizations of the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a "war" between the U.S. and Islam.
 
Obama, who is expected to speak on the attack later Tuesday, insisted last year that "we will never be at war with Islam."
 
 

Our hearts break for the men and women of Brussels this morning. Make no mistake -- these terror attacks are no isolated...

Posted by Ted Cruz on Tuesday, March 22, 2016