Poltico: Ted Cruz: Obama 'an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists'
Sen. Ted Cruz says President Barack Obama is "an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists," blasting the administration's rhetoric and approach to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
In particular, the Texas Republican criticized what he calls Obama's refusal to label the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Egypt and the burning of 45 people in Iraq this week as "radical Islamic terrorism." Cruz also complained that the White House did not explicitly acknowledge that those beheaded in Egypt were Christian.
"ISIS is the face of evil, and these latest atrocities ... our heart breaks," he said on the Fox News program "The Kelly File" on Wednesday night, using an alternate acronym for the terrorist group. "And to see 21 Coptic Christians murdered, beheaded by radical Islamic terrorists, to see 45 people lit on fire ... this is horrific and it is deliberate and it is targeted at Christians. It is targeted at Jews. It's targeted at Muslims in the region who do not accede to the radical Islamist view."