We are the Easter people | Speaker.gov

Today is Easter Sunday, a joyful day of redemption, but when we look at the state of the world, there is reason for fear and anxiety.

On Tuesday, ISIS, the radical Islamic terrorist group, committed harrowing acts of terror, killing dozens of innocent people in Brussels at the very heart of Western Europe.

In Iraq and Syria, ISIS has been committing systematic, targeted attacks against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities. Last week, our government finally called these atrocities what they are: a genocide.

As the United States and our allies are confronted with evil, let us heed the words of former Pope John Paul II, “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

We will not give up. We will stand with our allies. We will defeat terror.