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that intends to do other people harm. we should give atf the resources they need to enforce the gun laws we already have. people with possible ties with terrorism who are not allowed on a plane, should not be allowed to buy a gun. i'm talking about being tough on terrorism. actually be tough on terrorism and stop making it easy for terrorists to buy assault weapons. reinstate the assault weapon ban and make it harder to use these weapons to kill us. otherwise despite extraordinary efforts across our government by local law enforcement. by our intelligence agencies and our military, and despite all the sacrifices that folks make, these kinds of events will keep
on happening. and the weapons are only going to get more powerful. and let me make a final point, for a while now the main contribution of some of my friends on the either side of the aisle made against the fight against isol, is criticize my administration and me for not using the phrase radical islam. that is the key. we cannot beat isol unless we call them radical islamist. what exactly who using this label accomplish? what exactly would it change? would it make isol less committed to trying to kill americans? would it bring in more allies?
is there a military strategy that is served by this? the answer is none of the above. calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. this is a political distraction. since before i was president i have been clear about extremist groups have perverted islamist groups to promote terrorism and i have called on our allies around the world to reject this twisted interpretation of one of the world's great religions. there is not been a moment in my on.even and a half years as n my president where we have not been able to pursue a strategy
because he didn't use the label radical islam. not once has an adviser of mine said if we use that phrase we'll turn this well thing around. turnadot once. thing around. so someone seriously thinks that we don't know who we are fighting? if there is anyone out there that thinks we are confused about who our enemies are? that would come as a surprise to the thousands of terrorists we have take ep off the battlefield. if the implication is that those of us up here and the thousands of people around the country and world are working to defeat isol are not taking the fight
seriously, that would come as a surprise to those that except the last seven and a half years dismantled isol including the men and women that put their lives at risk and are now on the ground in iraq and syria. they know full well who the enemy is. so do the intelligence and law enforcement officers who esept counpbess hours disrupting plots and protecting all morns. including politicians who is they know who the nature of the enemy is. on.o there is no magic to the phrase, radical islam. it's a political talking point.
it'sadot a stratestrat.g point. and the reason i am careful -- they want to claim that they are the true leaders of over a billion muslims around the world that reject their crazy notions. they want us to validate them by implying that they speak for those billion plus people. that they speak for islam. that is their propaganda, that
is how they recruit. if we fall into the trap of painting all muslims with a broad brush, and imply that we are at war an entire religion, then we are doing the terrorist work for them. up until this point that argument about labels is mostly just partisan rhetoric and sadly we have all become acustomed to that kind of partnership even when it involves the fight against these extremist groups. and that kind of yapping has not prevented folks across government from doing their jobs. from sacrificing and working
hard to protect the american people. but we are now seeing how dangerous this kind of mind set and this kind of thinking can be. we are starting to see where this kind of rhetoric and loose talk and sloppiness about who exactly we are fighting, where this can lead us. we now have proposals from the presumptive nominee for the republican party to be president of the united states for barring all muslims from coming to the united states. it suggests entire religious communities are complicity in violence. where does this stop? the orlando killer, one of the
san bernardino killers, the ft. hood killer, they were all u.s. citizens. are we going to start treating all muslim americans differently? are we going to start subjecting them to special surveillance and start to discriminate against them because of their faith? we heard these suggestions during the course of this campaign. do republican officials actually agree with this? because that is not the america be want. it doesn't reflect our democratic ideals. it won't make us more safe it will make us less safe. fueling isol's notion that the
west hates muslims. making young muslims in this country and around the world feel like month matter what they do they'll be under suspicion and under attack. it makes muslim americans feel like their government is betraying them. it betrays the very values that america stands for. we have gone through moments in our history before when we acted out of fear and we came to regret it. we have seen our government miss treat our fellow citizens. and it has been a shameful part
of our history. this is a country founded on basic freedoms, including freedom of religion, we don't have religious tests here. our founders, our constitution and our bill of rights, are clear about that. if we ever abandon those values we would not only make it easier to radicalize people here and around the world but we would have betrayed the very things we are trying to protect. the pluralism and the openness are rule of law, our civil liberties, the very things that make this country great and things that make us exceptional and the terrorists would have won. we cannot let that happen. i will not let that happen.
to weeks ago i was at the commencement ceremony at the air force academy, and it could not have been more inspiring, to see these young people stepping up dedicated to serve this country and part of what was inspiring was the incredible diversity of the cadets. we saw cadets that were straight applauding classmates that were openly gay. we saw cadets born here in america applauding classmates that came to the country and loved it so much we the wanted to be part of our armed forces and applaud cadets that were proud patriotic muslim americans, serving their country
uniform ready to lay their lives down to protect you and to protect me. we saw males applauding female classmates that can now serve in combat positions that is the american military. that is america. one team. one nation. those are the values that isol is trying to destroy. we shouldn't help them do it. our diversity and respect for one another, our drawing of the talents of everyone in this country are making sure are making sure we are treating everybody fairly. that we are not judging people on the basis of what faith they are or what race they are.
or what ethnicity are or sexual orientation is. that is what makes this country great. that is the spirit we see in orlando. that is the unity and resolve that will allow us to defeat isol. that is what will preserve our values and ideals and define us as americans. that is how we are going to defend this nation and how we defend our way of life. thank you very much. >> you have been listening to president barack obama talking about first orlando massacre and then the war against isis and a passionate president talking
about the rhetoric regarding muslims. >> and we'll continue to follow these stories, coming up later in this newscast and online at channel 6 "action news" beginning at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 as well. we want to get to breaking news out of fairmount park, a woman was found stabbed to death near the mann center for performing arts. detectives tell "action news" that the victim is an african-american female believed to be in her 20s and was found facedown in some brush. so far authorities have not recovered a weapon or released the identity of the victim we'll continue to cover the story throughout the day. in the meantime police are expected to give a briefing on a deadly hit and run, a woman was struck at adams avenue last night.
and we are following this story since it broke. annie mccormick is live with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: rick, police are still working to identify the victim also identifying the driver involved in the hit and run and locate the vehicle, they are looking for any information from the public, at this point they have no leads and only one witness. 11:30 monday night at the intersection of adams one woman was left dead at the scene. the impact violently threw the victim into the air. >> the body rolled on to the hood of this vehicle and she hit her head on the windshield and her body was lifted and traveled about 200 feet in a northern direction. she landed on adams avenue her belongings left scattered in the roadway, police believe the striking vehicle hit the vehicle
as she walked eastbound in a crosswalk. a witness at the scene saw the young victim on her phone prior to walking into the crosswalk. this part of the road is particularly dangerous, we watched today as pedestrians following crosswalk signals were forced to compete with traffic from the northbound boulevard that has the green light at the same time. police need the public's help in finding the vehicle. >> it's a white or silver minivan probably 10 or 15 years old. the minivan according to the witness may have damage to the hood and a possible broken front windshield. >> and police say they are having trouble figuring out who the victim is because she had no identification on her and the phone she was carry was
destroyed and they have not gotten a missing persons report. back to you. >> thank you. turning now to the orlando shooting massacre, memorials are growing in orlando where the killer went on his rampage killing 49 people, a man told his heart breaking story about seeing people die and how he played dead to get out alive. >> reporter: 49 victims, ranges from age to 18 to 50. with the horrific details of what happened inside of that club stories of survival. angel cologne was shot so many times in so many pain he could not escape. >> i am laying down and thinking i am dead. >> he was emotional and thanks the surgeons for saving his life and so many others.
>> they were not being brought in by ambulances, they were dropped off in truck loads. >> paul was getting ready to leave pulse when he heard the first gunshots. he crawled into a bathroom and the gunman soon followed. >> the only thing i put out with my phone, was mom and dad i have been shot, i love you guy zbrz for others the terrifying phone calls or texts were the last contact they had with loved ones. >> nina had a text from her son eddie, he was trapped in the club and one of 49 victims. >> around the world powerful tributes to the victims. the duke and duchess of cambridge will and kate signing a condolence book. >> doctors say the fact that the
tomorrow she returned to washington to talk to bernie sanders and they will likely talk about the election going forward and how bernie sanders will incorporate some of his issues into her campaign. and now donald trump is drawing fire for his stance and immigration. paul ryan says it's not in the nation's best interest to ban muslims from coming into the country. he will meet with him before the national convenience, the focus of the meeting has not been made public.
one last check of the accuweather forecast. meteorologist, david murphy, kind of a busy tuesday so far. >> it's pretty nice out there and winds are down a bit. busy for you guys, stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you we have dry conditions, as we look outside. the shore is one of the best places to be i suppose because
well some people out in the water even though it's up to the mid-60s, but nice on the beach, but nice just about everywhere where humidity low. 72 in philadelphia as you step out the door, look at the low dew point, an indication of how cool and crisp the air is. and winds light at 9 miles per hour. not as strong as yesterday. temperatures across the region, 72 in allentown and 74 in millville and 71 in cape may. sky cover a lot of sunshine out there, there are a lot of high thin clouded starting to evaporate. and the rest of the afternoon looks partly sunny. 79 is your warm high, down the shore similar to yesterday but not quite as breezy and partly sunny and 74 as the ocean temperature creeps up into the mid-60s and the high in philadelphia is 80 and partly sunny and low humidity and light breeze and comfortable conditions out there the rest of the way. overnight 59 in center city
area, and 55 in some of the suburbs, low humidity and light winds as well. tomorrow we get warmer with the warm front coming through 84 but more of a clouds and sun mix and thursday we tap into the moisture with at least spotty showers around. 80 is today edwards high and nice low humidity and 80 on thursday with some rain and drizzle at times. not a complete washout, if things turn out right we may see sun returning late day. and saturday high of 79 there and the coming weekend looks great and more of a clouds and sun mix on father's day a high of 83. there will be a storm off the coast. at least some models have it out there it might toss more in. all indications are for a dry sunday, we'll continue to keep our eyes on that, we get warm were a high of 89 degrees and a mix of clouds and sun there, and
back into the 90s by tuesday and tuesday we may see a late thunderstorm, today partly sunny and low humidity and spotty showers and drizzle around on thursday. >> doesn't sound bad. thanks david. philadelphia mayor, jim kenney has announced the recipients of the awards, patti labelle will be honord this year. the award is named for the famous opera singer and recognizes artists for their efforts. this is video from last year's ceremony. this year it will take place in november at the kimmel center. >> right now we have stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00. the duke and duchess of cambridge pay their respects to the victims of the orlando
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