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Cotton Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France

July 26, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the terrorist attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Normandy, France:

"This is the face of evil. To invade a sanctuary open to all-a place of worship and refuge-to kill and terrorize innocent people who devoted their lives to the teachings of Christ lays bare the barbarism of radical jihadism. I am outraged for the families of the victims, for our ally France, for the Catholic Church, and for humanity. This attack joins a lengthening string of jihadist attacks around the world, and it should steel our collective resolve to defeat ISIS abroad before they attack us at home and put an end to this madness."