Istanbul Terror Attack -- Trump And Hillary Respond, Obama Keeps Mum About Islamic Terror

Sheri Oz

According to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, ISIS is responsible for the Istanbul terror attack that sent travelers scurrying for safety at Ataturk International Airport. Latest reports claim that 36 people have been killed and 147 injured. This count could go up in the coming days.

Clarissa Ward of CNN reported on what is currently known about the attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport.

"ISIS has not yet officially claimed responsibility for this attack, but if you look back at ISIS attacks in Turkey, unlike other attacks that they have done in the West, they don't typically claim responsibility for them."

Hillary Clinton issued a statement. She unequivocally called this a terrorist attack, even though no group had yet claimed responsibility. She even clearly assigned responsibility to "radical jihadism."

"We must do everything possible to keep this horrible terrorism outside the United States."

The White House made an official statement condemning the "heinous terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport".

The Mirror raises the fact that June 29 is the second anniversary of the declaration of caliphate of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria -- ISIS. The fact that the Istanbul terror attack took place on the eve of this important date seems to cement the conclusion that ISIS is responsible and this was, in fact, an Islamist terrorist incident.

In a CNN opinion piece, Mark Dubowitz, of the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies, is quoted as agreeing that one should not paint all Muslims with the same brush. At the same time, it is important to know what you are fighting.

"It's always critical to understand the nature and gravity of the threat you face and correctly identify the motivating factors. It's equally critical to understand the ideological motivation of the terrorisms we face so, again, we can correctly identify who's likely to attack and... mobilize against it."
"It [Islamic terror] holds secular liberal democracy in contempt, hates non-Muslims, degrades women and is racist towards non-Arabs, especially black Africans.... It is a supremacist death cult that has the end times as its ultimate goal."

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