Hillary Clinton has doubled down on her refusal to use the term “radical Islam” to describe radical Islamists.
Hillary Clinton doubled down on her refusal to use the term “radical Islam” during an interview Sunday on ABC’s This Week, saying such language was unfair to other Muslims and a “recruiting tool” for the Islamic State.
Clinton sat down with host George Stephanopoulos for a wide-ranging interview on the Sunday talk show. It began with a discussion of the Islamic State’s continued threat, especially in the wake of two of its followers executing a massacre in California last week that killed 14 people.
Clinton repeatedly refused to use the term at the Democratic debate last month, raising eyebrows from observers who wondered why she would avoid the obvious characterization.
“You’ve also been reluctant to say we’re fighting radical Islam and I wonder why not? Isn’t it a mistake not to say it plain, that the violence is being pushed by radical elements in that faith?” Stephanopoulos asked.
Ironically, neither Obama nor Clinton has had any hesitation to refer to fellow Americans as “enemies.” About those who voted differently from what obama wanted, he said:
“We’re going to punish our enemies”
Obama also had no trouble insulting the religion of Americans when he said:
“And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
More recently Clinton called her GOP opposition “enemies.”
CNN asked Hillary to name the enemy she was proudest of. “Republicans!” she said.
Despite that, the noted Islamic scholars Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama refuse to accept the what is so painfully obvious.
“So what’s the problem with radical Islam?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“Well, the problem is that sounds like we’re declaring war against a religion, and that to me is, number one, wrong,” Clinton said.
“Even though the qualifier ‘radical’ is there?” Stephanpoulos asked.
“No, because, look, you know enough about religion, you’ve studied it, there are radicals, people who believe all kinds of things, in every religion in the world,” she said. “I don’t want to do that because, number one, it doesn’t do justice to the vast numbers of Muslims in our own country and around the world who are peaceful people. Number two, it helps to create this clash of civilizations that is actually a recruiting tool for ISIS and other radical jihadists, who use this as a way of saying, ‘We’re in a war against the West. You must join us. If you are a Muslim, you must join us.’ No. If you’re a law-abiding, peace-loving Muslim, you need to be with us and against those who are distorting Islam.”
“No, because, look, you know enough about religion, you’ve studied it, there are radicals, people who believe all kinds of things, in every religion in the world.”
I’d like to know how much religion she’s studied, other than her Clinton Cash religion. Additionally, pretty much no one else is beheading, blowing up and shooting people for the crime of not being a Muslim.
Clinton must think that all Muslims are all idiots. She seems to truly believe that either Muslims cannot discern “radical Islam” from moderate Islam (despite the proof otherwise) or she truly believes that all Muslims are radical and perhaps by not offending any of them she’ll remain safe.
Good luck with that.
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