Editor’s Note: As a rule I do not publish, or re-publish, clashes between Democrats and Republicans because, frankly, most are propaganda designed to create a diversion and/or increase the animus between the big box party constituents to continue the pretense of the “two party system.” In this case however the piece delivers some actual insight.
Hillary Clinton is known for her politically correct statements, and her recent one about Islam is sure to generate controversy.
Clinton recently addressed the Council on Foreign Relations, a famous international affairs think tank, about the relationship between terrorism and Islam.
The Democratic presidential contender stated “Islam is not our adversary,” and that “Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people” who “have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”
She went on: “The obsession in some quarters with a clash of civilizations, repeating the specific words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’ isn’t just a distraction, it gives these criminals, these murderers, more standing than they deserve.”
Clinton is not the only Democratic leader to take issue with saying that such terrorists are members of radical Islam. This past February, Barack Obama explained why he refuses to call the movement “radical Islam.”
Obama stated at the White House: “They are not religious leaders; they are terrorists. We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”
The president also said: “They no more represent Islam than any madman who kills in the name of Christianity or Judaism or Hinduism. No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.”
Donald Trump, unsurprisingly, has taken the opposite side of the issue. He said on Monday that the White House should focus more on fighting “radical Islamic terrorism,” a phrase he said the White House should be using.
He said: “We have a president that nobody can understand, he doesn’t want to use the term… whether you like it or not, it’s a very gruesome fact; a very serious problem… unless you are going to use the term, you aren’t going to solve the problem.”
What do you think of Hillary Clinton’s problem with calling the movement “radical Islamic terrorism”- and her statement that Muslims “have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism?”
Editor’s Note #2: I think she’s just upset because the terrorists, Islamic or not, get more attention than she does… Just Say’en.