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Muslim-Americans are best defence against home-grown terrorism: Hillary

Washington D.C.: Setting herself in contrast from the Republican presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton stated that that United States can stop home-grown terrorism and outlined a plan to battle radicalization on American soil.

Her statement comes weeks after two Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) sympathisers killed 14 people is a mass shootout in California.

According to CNN, Clinton in her speech at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, said that Muslim-Americans were the first, last and best defense against homegrown radicalization and terrorism.”

“I am confident once again we will choose resolve over fear. And we will defeat these new enemies just as we have defeated those who have threatened us in the past, because it is not enough to contain ISIS — we must defeat ISIS,” Clinton said.

Going deeper into the debate over terrorism, she talked about how she will be working to foil terrorist plans before they unfold and that she will be working with Muslim-American communities to fight radicalization.

Clinton spoke in detail about ending ISIS’s online recruitment by shutting down ISIS-inspired Facebook and Twitter profiles.

“Our security professionals need to more effectively track and analyze ISIS’ social media posts and map jihadist networks. We have to stop jihadists from radicalizing new recruits in person and through social media, chat rooms and what is called the dark web. To do that we need stronger relationships between Washington, Silicon Valley and all of our great tech companies,” she said. (ANI)