Things that make you go WTF?:
The White House tried to explain Tuesday why it has refused to use the term “radical Islam” in describing the Islamist terrorists responsible for last week’s Paris attacks and other acts of violence across the globe.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration doesn’t want to legitimize those terrorists or the “warped” view of Islam they hold. Also, Mr. Earnest said, the phrase “radical Islam” simply is not an accurate way to describe the enemies of the U.S., France and other nations across the globe.
“I certainly wouldn’t want to be in a position where I’m repeating the justification they have cited that I think is illegitimate. They had invoked Islam to justify their attacks,” he told reporters. “I think what I’m trying to do is to describe to you what happened and what they did. These individuals are terrorists. … We have chosen not to use that label [of radical Islam] because it doesn’t seem to accurately describe what happened.”
The administration seemingly has taken the position that terrorists are not following Islam at all, and calling their ideology “radical Islam” could lend their beliefs a sense of legitimacy it does not deserve.
I don’t know where anyone could get the idea that these terrorists have anything to do with Islam.
I really don’t understand what the Obama administration is trying to do here. The people who should be making this argument are alleged moderate, peace-loving Muslims all over the world. They need to distinguish themselves from the people who claim they represent Islam and use violence. They need to drive the terrorists and those who support them out of their communities.
It is time to choose sides. We are on the side of civilization. They’re either with us or with the barbarians.