Welcome to Obamaland, a world in which enemies are treated like friends, and allies are spit upon. Who is the greatest enemy to America, besides our president? Why, radical Islam, of course.
But, in this age of political correctness, we dare not mention the Islamic religion when we refer to our enemies, even though the Muslim faith is the single common denominator in all terror attacks.
Now, that tactic should prove real effective. And to be fair, George W. Bush was also guilty of political correctness when it came to Islam. Can you imagine back in the 1940's FDR not mentioning the term "Nazi"?
Read from the Washington Times, via Hot Air:
Terror reviews avoid word 'Islamist'
Security papers cite 'violent extremists'
"Two new documents laying out the Obama administration's defense and homeland security strategy over the next four years describe the nation's terrorist enemies in a number of ways but fail to mention the words Islam, Islamic or Islamist.
The 108-page Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, made public last week by the Department of Homeland Security, uses the term 'terrorist' a total of 66 times, 'al Qaeda' five times and 'violent extremism' or 'extremist' 14 times. It calls on the U.S. government to 'actively engage communities across the United States' to 'stop the spread of violent extremism.'
Yet in describing terrorist threats against the United States and the ideology that motivates terrorists, the review - like its sister document from the Pentagon, the Quadrennial Defense Review - does not use the words 'Islam,' 'Islamic' or 'Islamist' a single time.
Although the homeland security official in charge of developing the review insists it was a not a deliberate decision, the document is likely to reignite a debate over terminology in the U.S.-led war against al Qaeda that has been simmering through two administrations.
'There was not an active choice' to avoid using terms derivative of Islam, Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Policy David Heyman told reporters on a conference call. President Obama had 'made it clear as we are looking at counterterrorism that our principal focus is al Qaeda and global violent extremism, and that is the terminology and language that has been articulated' by Mr. Obama and his advisers, Mr. Heyman added. He declined to use the I-word.
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