Pinellas Legislator Calls for Congress to Declare War on “Islamic Terrorism”
State Rep. Larry Ahern, R-Seminole, has filed a memorial urging Congress to declare war on Iraq, al-Quaeda, ISIS and other groups.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Saying that ISIS and Islamic extremism are the “single greatest threat to our way of life today,” a Pinellas state representative has filed a House Memorial urging the U.S. Congress to take action and declare war on al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and all other global Islamic terrorist organizations that “similarly engage in acts of terrorism.”
“ISIS and Islamic extremism is the single greatest threat to our way of life today. It is right that the American government take action to protect its people from these radicals, their ideology and their plans to destroy western civilization,” said state Rep. Larry Ahern, R-Seminole.
A few highlights of the memorial:
- ISIL systematically targets, kidnaps, and kills innocent men, women, and children throughout Iraq and Syria and continues to expand its terror influence through recent attacks in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, and France.
- al-Qaeda, ISIL, and other global Islamic terrorist organizations have committed unprovoked acts of war against the government and people of the United States and against allied and friendly governments and their populations.
- Most recently, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for coordinated attacks launched against six sites across Paris, France, on Nov. 13, 2015, resulting in the loss of at least 129 innocent lives and the severe wounding of many hundreds.
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