July 31, 2007
"If it is up to me, we are going to explain that an attack on this homeland of that nature would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and Medina."'
Tancredo, explaining to a group of Iowans how he would deter Islamic fundamentalists from attacking the U.S. The campaign has since stood by his statement, even though a spokesman for the U.S. State Department called Tancredo's comments "outrageous and reprehensible."
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