FLORIDA – US president Donald Trump has reiterated his policy to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism terming it ‘forces of death’ with the help of allies.
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In his first visit to US Central Command, Trump did not disclose whether he would scrap parts of the anti-IS mission in Iraq and Syria undertaken by Barack Obama.
‘We will defeat radical Islamic terrorism and we will not allow to it take root in our country’ Trump said adding that freedom, security and justice would prevail.
Addressing about 300 military personnel at MacDill Air Force Base Trump who is in third week of his presidency said: ‘Today, we deliver a message in one very unified voice to these forces of death and destruction – America and its allies will defeat you. We will defeat them’.
He accused Islamic State fighters of spearheading a campaign of genocide, committing atrocities across the world and promised an unspecified historic financial investment in the US military.
‘Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino, and all across Europe,’ Trump asserted.
The tycoon-turned president who holds a record of turbulent relations with media took a jibe at the same media once again for apparently unable to report on attacks in Europe.
‘Very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report on certain attacks without offering any corroborating evidence to back up his allegation. They have their reasons’ he added without explaining further.
In his quintessential style, Trump took to Twitter urging the courts to act faster in a veiled reference to the resistance he is facing in executing his travel ban.
The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is very real, just look at what is happening in Europe and the Middle-East. Courts must act fast!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017
It is relevant to mention that an American federal appeals court on Sunday turned down the justice department’s request for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries and all refugees.
Moreover, 97 major tech companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, and more have signed a legal challenge to Donald Trump’s recent executive order, trumpeting the arrival of tough days for Trump.