WEB POLL: President Addresses Nation On Terrorism

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NATIONAL – President Barack Obama recently addressed the United States from the Oval Office to speak on the “evolving,” but beatable, threat of terrorism.

On Sunday, December 6, President Obama reassured Americans that the country is equipped to handle the threat of terrorism.

President Obama advised Americans to not give into fear during his address.

“Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear, that we have always met challenges – whether war or depression, natural disasters or terrorist attacks – by coming together around our common ideals as one nation, as one people. So long as we stay true to that tradition, I have no doubt America will prevail,” the President said.

He also touched on measures he says could make it harder for instances of terror to happen.

President Obama called on Congress to prohibit people suspected of terrorism or on the no-fly list from buying guns. He urged for stricter gun laws and acknowledged that some people reject these measures. He reiterated to stop these individuals from getting guns is a matter of national security.

The President called on the American Muslim community to send counter messages to undermine the jihadist propaganda.

He also spoke out against the Islamic State and explained they represent a “tiny fraction” of the Muslim community.

According to the President’s address, the United States and its allies are also stepping up their fight against the Islamic State group. The U.S. is working with allies, such as Britain and Germany, as they have begun bombing targets in Syria.

Obama says the U.S. also recently added special operations forces in Iraq and Syria, but he will not be placing regular troops there.

At this point, the U.S. and its allies continue to work to cut off the Islamic State’s financing and will continue to work on enhancing intelligence gathering and sharing.

Further updates about the speech can be found on NBC News.

A video of the full address is available here.

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