We pledge to stand with our French friends as we defend our nations against this scourge of terrorism and violence. We will not relent. We're gonna keep working together to prevent attacks and defend our homeland. We are gonna keep taking out ISIL leaders and pushing ISIL back in Syria and Iraq.
In wake of last night's attacks, we've heard more suggestions that all Muslims in America be targeted, tested for their beliefs, some deported or jailed, and the very suggestion is repugnant and an affront to everything that we stand for as Americans. We cannot give in to fear or turn on each other or sacrifice our way of life.
We cannot let ourselves be divided by religion because that's exactly what the terrorists want. Because on this planet of more than 7 billion people, the hatred and the violence of a few, ultimately, is no match for the love and decency and hard work of people of good will and compassion, so long as we stand up for those values.