Ted Cruz: Beheading of priest ‘grim reminder’ not to arm jihadists

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called for prayers and expressed his sorrow Monday night for the late Father Francois Murad, the Franciscan priest beheaded by al-Qaida-backed al-Nusra Front forces in Northern Syria.

His simple, eloquent message follows, as posted in his Facebook page.

Prayers for Father Francois Murad, beheaded by al Qaida jihadists in Syria. A grim reminder of why we should not give arms to these people, and why it is so important they do not gain access to Assad’s chemical weapons stockpiles. Continued prayers for for the two bishops kidnapped in April and for all of the Christians suffering or under threat in that country.

Cruz followed his Facebook entry up with a tweet:

President Obama’s Middle East foreign policy of leading from behind has done little but throw gasoline on an already raging fire. Recent events in Syria bring to mind the following Senate floor speech Cruz made 11 days earlier, imploring President Obama to refrain from placing arms in the hands of those who want to kill us.


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