Ted Cruz blames ‘willful blindness’ to jihadism as critics call him Islamophobic

Ted Cruz blames ‘willful blindness’ to jihadism as critics call him Islamophobic

WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz sparked a testy debate over semantics on Tuesday, at a Senate hearing aimed at amplifying his assertion that the administration’s refusal to employ the term “radical Islamic terrorism” has undermined American security.

Democrats and Islamic advocates accused the Texas senator of demonizing Muslims and oversimplifying the fight against violent extremists. Cruz used his platform as chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee to accuse the Obama administration of systematically scrubbing references to radical Islam from the public record, and “to pretend the threat does not exist.”

 

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