United States Republican Senator Ted Cruz has issued a statement concerning today's guilty verdict in the trial of Major Nidal Hasan.

The statement, released through the Senator's website, reads:

I hope and pray this verdict will bring some peace to Nidal Hasan's victims and their families. But if we ever hope to defeat the ongoing threat from radical Islamism, we need to start by calling this terrorist attack on our armed forces by its name. Hiding behind "workplace violence" and excluding evidence on Hasan's pursuit of jihad will not make terrorism go away or properly honor the American heroes who were slain at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.