Speculation about why the Obama administration won’t say the words “Islamic terrorism” can stop: the answer has been revealed.
According to a report from Israel National News, it’s because the administration doesn’t want to be disrespectful to Muslims.
Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced the policy this past Friday at Aspen Institute’s annual security forum in Washington, D.C. He explained that though it was a Muslim terrorist who shot to death four unarmed Marines in Tennessee two weeks ago, the government will call the attack, and other similar ones, “violent extremism” and not “Islamic terrorism” — out of respect for the Muslim community.
Johnson said it is “critical” to refrain from the “Islamic” label in order to “build trust” among Muslims.
The Tennessee murderer, Mohammad Abdulazeez, is officially a “homegrown violent extremist,” according to the government – even though he blogged about his Islamic religious motivations for the attack. He and his family also attended a local mosque controlled by a terror-tied Islamic trust.
Johnson explained that if officials called Islamic terrorism “Islamic,” they’d “get nowhere” in gaining the “cooperation” of the Muslim community.
The moderator of the panel tried to protest: “Isn’t [the] government denying the fundamental religious component of this kind of extremism by not using the word ‘Islamic’?”
“I could not disagree more,” Johnson responded, and explained that Islam “is about peace.”
Interesting how the administration has no issue disrespecting Christians by bringing up the Crusades from 1,000 years ago but won’t bring up Islamic terrorism even on the day it happens.
That’s what is called being selective.
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