Congressman Brooks releases statement on Chattanooga shooting

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U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama Dist. 5)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) released the following statement regarding the attack on U.S. Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the Marines and others who were murdered and injured in Chattanooga by a Muslim fundamentalist who put his religious zealotry and loyalty to the Koran above the lives of unarmed Americans.

“America must learn from this repetition of an all-too-common occurrence.

“First, America’s commander-in-chief must reverse the order that denies our military personnel the right to carry the weapons they need to defend themselves.  Like it or not, America is at war.  It is absurd to disarm military personnel, thereby rendering them defenseless, like sheep being led to the slaughter.

“Second, Americans must quit hiding from and denying as ‘politically incorrect’ the fact that many fundamentalist Muslims relish killing non-Muslims en masse, deriding us as ‘infidels’, when our only offense is our exercise of our First Amendment freedom of religion right to worship as we believe best honors our faith in and understanding of God.

“Third, it is critical for Congress and the White House to deny Iran’s Muslim fundamentalist government access to the nuclear weapons they say they will use to destroy Israel and bring ‘death to America’.  Congress will soon debate and vote on Obama’s nuclear arms treaty with Iran.  I pray God gives Congress the wisdom needed to get it right.  A bad decision unnecessarily risks the destruction of American cities and the deaths of millions of Americans.  The world has once again witnessed the damage Muslim fundamentalists do with guns.  It is horrifying to imagine what they can do to America and the world if, instead of guns, they use nuclear bombs.

“Finally, the Chattanooga massacre is yet another glaring example of how America’s immigration laws are severely flawed and increasingly put Americans at risk of murder, terrorism, and other horrific crimes.  President Obama and national Democrats must stop putting their personal political interests and agendas above the interests of the American people.”