Even in the wake of the San Bernardino terror attacks, Obama insisted that Americans should not fret over the threat radicals like Farooq and his wife pose to the US. He dismissed the idea that the nation should be vigilant in it's fight against terrorism, claiming that it would someone play into ISIS and other jihadists' hands. Breitbart reports:
“Obama was careful to clarify in the interview that there was always a possibility for attacks but encouraged Americans to feel safe.
‘The American people should feel confident that we’re going to be able to defend ourselves and make sure that we have a good holiday season and go about our lives,' he said in the taped interview that was aired this morning.
He also urged Americans to respond properly in the wake of an attack, warning them against responding with fear.
‘I said this repeatedly overseas, ISIL only wins if we react out of fear and start changing how we live, violating our values,' he said. ‘They can’t win on the battlefield. They can kill some innocent people but that’s not a victory for them if we respond appropriately.'”
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