Dhaka terror attack: ISIS campaign of fear and violence will not succeed, says Hillary Clinton

By: | Published: July 3, 2016 8:26 AM

In the aftermath of the ISIS attack on a Bangladesh restaurant that left 20 people dead, Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has asserted that the US stands firmly with its allies in the fight to defeat the terror group.

hillary-clinton, donald trump“Today, we say with one voice: this campaign of fear and hatred and violence will not succeed. We will not retreat,” Hillary Clinton said. (Reuters)

In the aftermath of the ISIS attack on a Bangladesh restaurant that left 20 people dead, Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has asserted that the US stands firmly with its allies in the fight to defeat the terror group.

She said her “thoughts and prayers” were with the people of Bangladesh, and stressed that the terror group’s “campaign of fear, hatred and violence” would not succeed.

“The terrorist assault on a bakery and restaurant in Dhaka is a reminder that an attack halfway around the world is still an attack on all of us, in the everyday places we hold dear,” Clinton said in a statement.

The victims in Dhaka came from all over– Italy, Japan, India and Bangladesh, she said, adding that at least three, including an American citizen, attended college in the United States.

“Today, we say with one voice: this campaign of fear and hatred and violence will not succeed. We will not retreat,” Hillary Clinton said.

“We will not turn our backs on each other. The United States stands firmly with our friends and allies in the fight to defeat ISIS and radical jihadism around the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of Bangladesh,” she said.

Mourning the loss of life in the attack, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the United States is ready to help Bangladesh.

“With heavy hearts, we pray for the victims, survivors, and the loved ones affected by this horrific assault. With determined spirits, we will continue to stand firm against these vicious acts wherever they occur,” she said.

“We must continue to confront terrorists with strength, unity, and a comprehensive strategy. Extremists fuelled by hatred can never extinguish the light of international cooperation and the beacon of hope aflame in communities around the world,” Pelosi said.

Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said he was saddened to learn that one of the victims was Abinta Kabir, a college student from Miami in Florida, who was visiting family and friends in Dhaka.

“From Paris to Brussels to Istanbul to now Dhaka, terrorists continue to answer the call to murder innocent civilians in the name of the Islamic State,” the Florida Senator said.

“Under President Obama’s watch this scourge has metastasised due to failed policies that insufficiently address the root cause of this problem. Without a substantial change in posture, I fear we will only see more attacks like we have today,” Rubio said.

Senator Ted Cruz, another former Republican presidential candidate, said the horrific events are a sobering reminder of the radical Islamic terrorists who seek to destroy them.

“This isn’t just a wake-up call anymore – it is a screaming siren of an alarm that demands our urgent attention.

“Just as the Bangladesh attack was a demonstration of the Islamic States’ determination to take their war on civilisation to another Muslim-majority nation, the recent attacks in the United States from San Bernardino to Orlando demonstrate US is not immune,” Cruz said.

Strongly condemning the horrific terrorist attack by gunmen reportedly aligned with ISIS, Senator Mark Kirk commend Bangladeshi security forces for their efforts to save the lives of hostages.

“As our thoughts and prayers go to those who lost their lives and their families, we are reminded of the growing threat of ISIS terrorists, who in recent months have killed innocents in Paris, Brussels, Orlando, Ankara, El Arish, and now Dhaka,” he said.

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