The Obama administration has issued an open rebuke to the nation of Egypt for their attack on ISIS
This week in Washington, DC, Barack Obama in convening his Summit on Countering Violent Extremism at the White House. It will discuss the worldwide threat posed by violent extremists, but what it will not do is to connect “violent extremism” with Islam in any way, shape or form.
President Barack Obama and his staff have gone to lengths to avoid characterizing the ideology driving Islamic State and other terrorist groups as religious extremism. The semantic exercise is intended to avoid legitimizing acts of terror as expressions of religious belief. It’s also part of a strategy to draw in the domestic Muslim leaders who Obama is leaning on to identify and isolate potentially violent extremists.
“For us, terminology is very, very important,” said Riham Osman, spokeswoman for the Muslim Public Affairs Council, one of the groups participating in the three-day conference. “Using words like ‘radical Islam,’ we believe is actually hurting the cause.”
“The words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ do not come out of the president’s mouth,” Senator Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, said at the Center for Security Policy last week. “That is dangerous.”
Obama slams Egypt for attacking ISIS
The Obama administration issued an open rebuke to the nation of Egypt for their attack on ISIS just hours after the gruesome beheading deaths of 21 Christians.
The United States does not support Egyptian and Emirati airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya because the U.S. believes the crisis in Libya must be resolved politically and without outside interference, a Department of Defense spokesman said Tuesday.
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrying out airstrikes in Libya was different from U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant forces in Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told a briefing, because the U.S. was acting in Iraq, in a “very targeted” manner, at the request of its government.
The Religion Of Peace website reports that since 9/11, Islamic terrorists have carried out more than 25,139 deadly terror attacks in the name of Allah and Islam. More than any other single group of terrorists anywhere at any time.