The president's top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam," arguing that the term "jihadists" should not be used to describe America's enemies.The whole notion that crime is a consequence of poverty has been debunked. People CHOOSE to commit crime...or far worse, TERRORISM. They are NOT victims of unhappy circumstances. But not amid the Obami radicals.
During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of "political, economic and social forces," but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in "religious terms."
As Jennifer Rubin noted today: "When language is misused or contorted, it usually means something is being concealed. In this case, what’s being concealed is a counter-factual foreign policy that ignores threats, refuses to recognize the identity of our foes, and declines to assert American power in defense of our values and interests."
"Nor do we describe our enemy as 'jihadists' or 'Islamists' because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children," Brennan said.Brennan...and his loopy boss...simply cannot accept that MILLIONS of Islamists do not see "jihad" as purifying themselves, but as a call to Islamify the planet. And to do it by whatever means it takes.