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Rep. Zeldin Statement on Terrorist Attack in Barcelona

August 17, 2017
Press Release

Patchogue, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today in response to the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain. ISIS has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.
“It has been reported that at least 12 people were tragically and senselessly murdered and more than 80 others injured as a result of yet another terribly unnecessary terrorist attack abroad; this time in Barcelona, Spain. Americans are united in prayer and resolve with all of the victims, their families, and the great people of Spain. Way too often, we are reminded that Islamic terrorists do not just pose a threat to the Middle East. Terrorists threaten peace and democracy all around the world, and the number of attacks against innocent people only continues to rise. We all must do more to protect the innocent and defeat all who threaten peace in the name of Islam. Now more than ever, there must be a renewed focus on defeating these radical Islamic terrorists abroad, or we will face them more and more at home. A stronger, more effective, and more collaborative foreign policy and terror-fighting policy is key.”