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Rep. Zeldin Statement on Brutal ISIS Attack in Manchester, England

May 23, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to the deadly terror attack that took place last night in Manchester, England, at an Ariana Grande concert, which killed 22 people and injured at least 59 more. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack:

“Americans are deeply saddened and are praying for the victims and their families in the wake of the brutal terror attack last night in Manchester, England, which ISIS has claimed responsibility for carrying out. The targeting of innocent children and young adults especially is truly barbaric, and our thoughts are with the parents and families whose lives have been forever changed by this horrific attack. 

The threat posed by ISIS and other Islamic extremists is not just a threat to the Middle East, and unfortunately, far too often we are reminded that we must all do more to protect the innocent from radical terrorists who threaten peace and democracy all around the world. There must be a renewed focus to rid the world of radical Islamic terrorists as part of a stronger, more effective, and more collaborative foreign policy and terror-fighting policy.”