Josh Earnest: Wait For All The Facts Before Labeling Paris Attack "Terrorism" Staff
Posted: Jan 07, 2015 11:34 AM
JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Something we have tried to do is to work with the leaders in the Muslim community both here in the U.S. and around the world, to try to counter those violent messages, we've seen ISIL distort the name of a peaceful religion and distort the tenants of an otherwise peaceful religion to try to inspire people to carry out acts of violence... Based on what we know right now it does seem like that is what we are confronting here, and this is an act of violence that we certainly do condemn and if based on this investigation, it turns out to be an act of terrorism, we would condemn it with the strongest possible terms. .