Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree blamed Britain for its political correctness
Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree sparked outrage after blaming Britain for the attack, because there are strict gun controls.
He urged urging Americans to “pay attention” to Islamist jihiadists who “want to kill you” in the wake of the Manchester bomb attack.
He posted on Facebook: “This is what happens when you disarm your citizens. When you open your borders without the proper vetting.
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Handout photo courtesy of Alex Finnie, of men wearing body armour during a raid of a block of flats in Blackley, north Manchester, following the attack on Manchester Arena
When you allow political correctness to dictate how you respond to an enemy that wants to kill yo
"When you allow political correctness to dictate how you respond to an enemy that wants to kill you.
"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."
His remarks came after ISIS suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a nail bomb outside Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring 119 others, after an Ariana Grande concert.
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He later added: "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.
Tributes have poured in for the 22 victims
His comments quickly drew criticism from disgusted followers, with the local Council for Islamic Relations describing the post as an “Islamaphobic rant”.
Others accused him of fear-mongering, while he was also praised for “speaking the truth”.
The sheriff's comments drew criticism
Theresa May has maintained the UK's terror threat at 'critical'
But Mr Murphree stood by his comments telling a local NBC news affiliate: “I stand behind it. We need to be realistic about the world we live in”.
He also told NBC5: "A lot of folks want to make it a race issue.
“And to me, it's not a race issue. It's a public safety issue."