The Obama White House actually put this graphic together for their Random Violent Extremism Summit. (David Burge)
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson explained why President Obama and his administration refuses to use the term “Islamic terrorism” when describing groups like ISIS.
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The thing I hear from leaders in the Muslim community in this country is, “ISIL is attempting to hijack my religion. Our religion is about peace and brotherhood. And ISIL is attempting to hijack that from us.” And they resent that. Most victims of ISIL are in fact Muslim. So it seems to me that to refer to ISIL as occupying any part of the Islamic theology is playing on a battlefield that they would like us to be on. I think that to call them, to call them some form of Islam gives the group more dignity than it deserves.
More mumble-jumble nonsense from the regime.
Via FOX News Sunday:
“ISIL doesn’t represent Islam.” – Barack Obama (JD Harvard)
“Yes we do.” – ISIL Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (PhD Theology Islamic U of Iraq)
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) February 18, 2015