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Ben Sasse: U.S. is at war with 'militant Islam'

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., responded to the California shooting by saying the U.S. is at war with "militant Islam."

"We are most certainly though at war with militant Islam," Sasse said in a video. "We are at war with the violent Islam. We are at war with jihadi Islam."

But he stressed that doesn't mean the U.S. is at war with "all Muslims."

"We're not at war with Muslim families in Dearborn, Mich., who want the American dream for their kids," he said. "But we are at war with those who believe that they will kill in the name of religion. We are at war with militant or jihadi in Islam but we are not at war with people who believe in the American creed which includes the right of everybody of every religion too freely worship and to freely speak and to freely assemble and argue."

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