U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, issued the following statement on yesterday's deadly bombings in Pakistan.

"On Sunday, militant Islam continued its war against defenseless civilians, in this case its targets were Christians peacefully celebrating Easter. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of those who were murdered. This attack reminds us of the barbarity of our enemies and the need to develop a long-term strategy to defeat violent Islam."