Sen. [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] blasted Hillary Clinton for not using the term “radical Islam,” suggesting it would “be like saying we weren’t at war with Nazis because we were afraid to offend some Germans.”
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday with George Stephanopoulos, Rubio responded to Clinton not using the term “radical Islam” during Saturday’s CBS Democratic debate, insisting, “We are 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.” (RELATED: Hillary: Saying ‘Radical Islam’ Is ‘Not Particularly Helpful’ [VIDEO])
“I don’t understand” why Clinton won’t use the term “radical Islam,” Rubio explained. “That would be like saying we weren’t at war with Nazis because we were afraid to offend some Germans who may have been members of the Nazi party but weren’t violent themselves.”
“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,” Rubio said.
“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. This is a religiously oriented movement.”