Re: obama hypocracy
Posted by: BobC
Date: August 19, 2015 07:53PM
First of all, the term "Islamic terrorism" is one made up by conservatives for purely political reasons and they are entitled to NO authority whatever to decide what the proper terms are for anything.
Secondly, many of this nations allies in the war on terror (e.g. Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Indonesia, Malaysia, etal) are countries dominated by Muslims but have neither been sponsors nor participants and have, in fact, been helpful in the war on terror. Some of these countries have expressed their resentment at such an inflammatory term which appears to impugn all Muslims. There are plenty of phrases to describe the actions of terrorists without insulting our friends. And at no time has any terrorist actions been condoned.
By contrast, the State of Florida forbade state employees from using the phrase climate change (even the state's EPA) because the Governor is in denial about the existence of global climate change even as the waters rise and run in the streets in the Keys and in southern Florida.
The President doesn't deny that terrorism exists or that much of it--though not all--is committed by Muslims. The fact is that most of the violence, most of the terror and most of the deaths by terrorists are perpetrated on fellow Muslims. If they're unwilling to use the term Islamic terrorists, who the hell are conservatives to be creating such a juvenile litmus test?