Tuesday's terrorist attack in Brussels was not about religion but a "depraved ideology," State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

"This isn't about a religion," he said. "This is about a warped and brutal, depraved ideology that continues to be attractive to a small number of people in the Muslim faith – radicals and extremists."

"And we don't believe that it is indicative in any way of the Muslim faith or the people who practice Islam as a religion," Kirby continued. "But it is a group that remains deadly, remains lethal. And we are going to remain focused on defeating them."

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