• Giuliani: Linking Climate Change to Terrorism ‘Like Saying Communism Was Caused by Climate Change’

    Rudy Giuliani refuted the President Obama’s insistence that climate change is linked to terrorism on Tuesday.

    “The terrorism that we’re dealing with is not emerging from desperation. Many of these people are middle class or rich people who are involved in the terrorism,” the former New York City Mayor said in an appearance on Your World With Neil Cavuto. “This is an ideologically or religiously based – and I would say certainly a misinterpretation of the religion and a, or if you want to call it a hijacking of the religion – but the religion has been turned into an ideology. It’s like saying communism was caused by climate change.”

    President Obama has repeatedly claimed that climate change is the greatest national security threat facing the United States and again, tied the terrorist attacks in Paris to climate change on Monday.

    “What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to serve it?” Obama said in his opening remarks at the climate change summit in Paris.

    Last week he suggested that meeting with world leaders at the climate change summit would be a “powerful rebuke” to ISIS.

    “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” he said.

    Giuliani called Obama’s argument “absurd.”

    “The president’s wrong in linking somehow by fixing climate change if he’s gonna fix it, he’s gonna fix terrorism. That’s absurd. There’s no connection between the two things. Where it’s like two different things. It’s like saying I’m gonna fix terrorism by curing cancer,” he explained. “These are ideas that people have, and the ideas don’t come from the fact that it’s cold out or warm out, they’re starving or not starving. The idea is that there should be a caliphate, that we all should be Muslim or we should submit to the Muslim– we should all convert or we should pay tribute to the one true God.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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