CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani gives a thumbs up as he walks on stage to deliver a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Photo: Alex Wong
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Rudy Giuliani claims Islamic terrorism started under Obama, apparently forgets 9/11

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"Under those eight years before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started with (former Secretary of State Hillary) Clinton and Obama got into office," Giuliani told a crowd gathered in Youngstown, Ohio, for a campaign rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Giuliani was serving as New York's mayor on Sept. 11, 2001, when Islamic terrorists backed by al-Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people during coordinated attacks on the U.S., including ones on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York.

His claim Monday came just after he called the Sept. 11, 2001, "the worst foreign attack since the War of 1812."

People on social media immediately took Giuliani to task for  his selective memory.

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