Cameron: ‘This is not Islam; it’s a perverted ideology and we must fight it’

British Prime Minister David Cameron gives a short media conference, declaring that “our hearts go out to the victims” of today’s terror attacks.

He promises “solidarity in fighting this evil of terrorism” and calls it “a threat that faces all of us.”

Such terror attacks “can happen everywhere,” he says. What’s needed is a capacity to fight terrorism “at source” — whether Islamic State in Syria or elsewhere.

Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, makes a statement to the media on the killing of British aid worker David Haines in Downing Street, central London, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. (Photo credit: AP/PA, John Stillwell)
Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron. (AP/PA, John Stillwell)

Cameron laments the “poisonous radical narrative that is turning so many young minds,” and says, “We have to combat it with everything we have.”

He says this terrorism is “not in the name of Islam. Islam is a religion of peace.” The killers, rather, “do it in the name of a twisted, perverted ideology.”

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