Ted Cruz says there's no 'meaningful risk of Christians committing acts of terror'

Sen. Ted Cruz.
(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Sunday it's "lunacy" to allow Muslim refugees fleeing Syria into the United States, but says the borders should be open for Christians.

"There is no meaningful risk of Christians committing acts of terror," he told reporters Sunday. "If there were a group of radical Christians pledging to murder anyone who had a different religious view than they, we would have a different national security situation." In 2014, Cruz told Fox News that Syrian refugees should be allowed to settle in the U.S., The Washington Post reports, but now says they should go to countries in the Middle East with Muslim majorities.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us