United States Sen. Deb Fischer says the Islamic State will carry out more terrorist attacks until it is eradicated.
Fischer says her reaction to the terrorist attacks that killed around 130 people in Paris is typical of the reaction throughout the country.
“Well, of course, everyone is horrified by the terrorist attacks, but I don’t think anyone is really surprised by them,” Fischer tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
The investigation into the terrorist attacks which rocked Paris continues. It appears, though, that at least one of the terrorists slipped into the country among the Syrian refugees fleeing the violent chaos which has engulfed their homeland. France has sealed its borders and is imposing tight restrictions on movement in and out of the country.
Fischer calls for suspension of American plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees. It is estimated that nearly 2,000 refugees from Syria’s civil war have entered the United States the past four years.
Fischer says the program to accept Syrian refugees should be suspended until its procedures undergo thorough review.
“At this point, we should not be accepting anymore Syrian refugees into this country,” according to Fischer.
Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says several hearings will be this week to discuss the Paris attacks and the threats posed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL.
As for America, Fischer says we must not let fear rule us.
“So, I always encourage people to go about their daily life; enjoy their family, enjoy their communities, enjoy their freedoms, and don’t let these guys stop that.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]