Texas Sheriff Tracy Murphree harshly condemned the Manchester bombing, and didn't shy away from decrying Islamic terrorism and his thoughts that it was the root of the Manchester Arena massacre.
Murphree of Denton County, vented his frustrations on Facebook Monday night where he warned America not to make mistakes that could put the country in harm's way.
Murphree's statement read:
Pay attention to what you see in Manchester England tonight. Pay attention to what is happening in Europe. This is what happens when you disarm your citizens. When you open your borders without the proper vetting. When you allow political correctness to dictate how you respond to an enemy that wants to kill you. When you allow these radicals to travel to Afghanistan and Iran and simply let them back in. When you give up your city's [sic] and your neighborhoods to a religious ideology that says you must convert or die. A ideology that treats women as property, kills gays and women and christians [sic] with complete impunity. The left tells us we must submit and accept these radical beliefs and bend over backwards to make sure we don't hurt anybody's feelings. The left wants to cater to the very group that would kill every group they claim to support. Folks this is an enemy hell bent on killing you. Committed to forcing you to convert or die. This enemy will strap bombs to their own body and blow themselves up killing children. I'm sick of it. You better wake up America. While you are distracted by the media and the crying of the left, Islamic Jihadist are among us and want to kill you. What will it take? This happening at a concert in Dallas or a school in Denton County? If we don't do something quick this country will die of political correctness and the fear that someone's feelings may be hurt. It may very well be to [sic] late for Europe.
Though Murphree was faced with some criticism for pulling the left into his well-versed diatribe, the support for the sheriff was overwhelmingly positive.
During a Tuesday interview with KTVT-TV, Murphree doubled down on his comments.
"I’m just sick and tired of kids dying around the world," he said. "When you’re chastised and called names because you use the words radical Islamic terrorism. It baffles me. When I made that post I thought everyone knew that radical Islamic terrorism was a problem in the world.”
Nearly 21,000 Ariana Grande fans were in Manchester Arena on Monday night for a stop on Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” world tour . After the concert ended, lights in the arena were turned on and concertgoers began exiting the venue. At that time, suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated his homemade explosive, killing at least 22 people and injuring scores more. The suicide bomber also died at the arena.
On Tuesday, ISIS took responsibility for the terror attack, saying, “One of the soldiers of the caliphate placed explosive devices in a gathering of crusaders in the middle of the British city of Manchester.”