Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me time and for his work on this very important resolution.
Mr. Speaker, last month, as fans streamed out of a concert in Manchester, they were met by the worst kind of despicable treachery.
A terrorist lay in wait with his time bomb to inflict maximum damage on people, killing as many as he could and creating fear among survivors. Twenty-two innocent people were slaughtered, including many children.
The attack claimed by ISIS thugs was, unfortunately, not the last to hit the United Kingdom. Over the weekend, terrorists attacked innocent civilians in London, killing 7 and wounding at least 48 others. Free countries cannot and must not tolerate these attacks and must not ever accept these attacks as the norm.
We must defeat the cancer of Islamic terrorism and the perverted thinking that inspires it. I strongly support this resolution which condemns the attack in Manchester and expresses our support to the people of the United Kingdom.