Rubio: Hillary Avoiding ‘Radical Islam’ ‘Like Saying We Weren’t at War with the Nazis’

‘We are at war with radical Islam, with an interpretation of Islam by a significant number of people around the world, who they believe now justifies them in killing those who don’t agree with their ideology’

STEPHANOPOULOS: “And we’re joined now by the man invoked in that question, Senator Marco Rubio, also running for president, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Senator Rubio, thank you for joining us this morning.”

RUBIO: “Thank you.”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “You saw Secretary Clinton there did not want to use the words “radical Islam.” Your response?”

RUBIO: “I think that’s — I don’t understand it. That would be like saying we weren’t at war with the Nazis, because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi Party, but weren’t violent themselves. We are at war with radical Islam, with an interpretation of Islam by a significant number of people around the world, who they believe now justifies them in killing those who don’t agree with their ideology. This is a clash of civilizations. And as I said at the debate earlier this week, there is no middle ground on this. Either they win or we win. And we need to begin to take this seriously. These are individuals motivated by their faith. Of course all Muslims are not members of violent jihadist groups. But there is a global jihadist movement in the world, motivated by their interpretation of Islam, in this case, Sunni Islam — in the case of ISIS. And it needs to be confronted for what it is. This is not a geopolitical movement.”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “We did just –“

RUBIO: “This is a religiously-oriented movement.”

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