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Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam'
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Posted on 05/27/2010 7:48:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam'

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. fox news

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.

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."

He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not "terrorism," because terrorism is a "tactic," and not terror, because terror is a "state of mind" -- though Brennan's title, deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, includes the word "terrorism" in it. But then Brennan said that the word "jihad" should not be applied either.

"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.

The technical, broadest definition of jihad is a "struggle" in the name of Islam and the term does not connote "holy war" for all Muslims. However, jihad frequently connotes images of military combat or warfare, and some of the world's most wanted terrorists including Usama bin Laden commonly use the word to call for war against the West.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?????????????
1 posted on 05/27/2010 7:48:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Idiots. We will become Cordoba thanks to them.


2 posted on 05/27/2010 7:50:10 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Sub-Driver

This idiot needs to spend some time on the Koran.

Newspeak at it’s most dangerous.

He is right about islam not being a religion tho—it’s not.


3 posted on 05/27/2010 7:50:25 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Sub-Driver

But of course, “Crusader” is still an offensive term.

Somehow, the idiot voters of this country have elected an enemy agent to the presidency.


4 posted on 05/27/2010 7:50:59 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam'

It is a legitimate tenet of islam...it doesn't make it acceptable...but the sooner people face up to the fact that the terrorists are real muslims and not some group "perverting a peaceful religion" the better off the world will be. Self deception doesn't serve anyone well.

5 posted on 05/27/2010 7:51:00 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: Sub-Driver

BS - when is Obama gonna come out and just say he’s a muslim?


6 posted on 05/27/2010 7:52:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

Holy Effing Spit. Who can believe this? This is what happens when you let an Academic Ivory Castle nitwit become President. You get policy that is nothing but dangerous incoherence.


7 posted on 05/27/2010 7:52:11 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Sub-Driver

We have officially been taken over by the enemy.


8 posted on 05/27/2010 7:53:06 AM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Islmotard : Those to ignorant or craven to address Islamocide.

Islamocide: Death by jihadist muslim.


9 posted on 05/27/2010 7:55:12 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompitence..)
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To: Nachum; Yehuda
Useless Eater ALERT.

I just can't believe that this isn't some outre type of April Fools Day joke, ya know???

I'd luv to hear Bibi LOL&ROFLOL when he hears that Brennan might try to outlaw the use of the term MURDERING JIHADIST ISLAMISTS in America.

10 posted on 05/27/2010 7:55:34 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Sub-Driver

Coming next: “Sharia Law is just a little different culturally acceptable set of reasonable rules that aim to set things right and insure fairness....”


11 posted on 05/27/2010 7:56:56 AM PDT by Gritty (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Sub-Driver

He is mis-named. He is a Terrorism Advisor.


12 posted on 05/27/2010 7:57:07 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just cause the terrorists use the term....


13 posted on 05/27/2010 7:57:38 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sub-Driver
"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.

Islam was founded by a conquering warlord. It was spread through the middle east (conquering lands formerly following other faiths) with the sword.

Its followers tried to conquer Europe and established a Western capital of Islam in Spain.

The man who claims to work in defense of this nation is a naked liar.

14 posted on 05/27/2010 7:58:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We are being ruled by morons. A Christian who believes homosexuality is a ‘sin’ is a domestic terrorist but people who cut other peoples heads off are not to be offended - ‘its a religious tenet’.

Who has the barf bag???


15 posted on 05/27/2010 7:58:12 AM PDT by conservativegramma
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To: hennie pennie; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...
Thanks hennie pennie

The list, ping

16 posted on 05/27/2010 7:59:09 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: highlander_UW

Slavery is a legitimate construct in Islam too. Enslave the subhuman kufir. “Kill the men, rape the women and children.”

There is slavery in the modern world thanks to Islam.

The followers say that while slavery may be an unpopular concept in some areas of the world, the laws of Mohammed cannot be overruled by man so it remains “legal” in their eyes.


17 posted on 05/27/2010 8:01:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"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.

Double talk at its best.....

18 posted on 05/27/2010 8:02:37 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Destroy AMERICA.....Vote DEMOCRAT)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, I don’t really care what you call them or what motivates them. All I care about is hunting them down and killing them. It’s all quite simple actually.

Of course, it will be a cold day in Hell before the Obamunists do anything at all to protect the interests of the United States. In point of fact, everything the Obamunists do is deliberately designed to destroy the U.S. as a world power in the name of making all nations “equal”. And here we are thinking the aims of the Communists International were long gone. The Obamunists have gained control and are boring away internally, hollowing out all of our institutions while leaving the facade intact until everything comes crashing down in a heap of dry rot in just a few years.


19 posted on 05/27/2010 8:02:41 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
BS - when is Obama gonna come out and just say he’s a muslim?

Pro-Islamist.

20 posted on 05/27/2010 8:03:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Sub-Driver
(Jihad)... a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community

Hmmm, to "purify one's community".....isn't that like "ethnic cleansing?"

21 posted on 05/27/2010 8:03:09 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: goodnesswins

When the government had that raid on Michigan militias, they had NO reservations on calling it a “Christian militia”.


22 posted on 05/27/2010 8:04:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Gritty

I hope all those Democratic liberal women enjoy Sharia law!


23 posted on 05/27/2010 8:05:35 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Nachum

This guy is toast! As soon as the MSM starts hammering him nonstop for these idiotic remarks, he’ll have no choice but to resign! /s


24 posted on 05/27/2010 8:08:42 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Sub-Driver

I know, let’s call it “Man caused disasters”. That will fix everything.


25 posted on 05/27/2010 8:09:07 AM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: Sub-Driver

"Of course I have a sour look on my face.
You would too if you had your face up an islamo-marxist's rear end!"

26 posted on 05/27/2010 8:14:52 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s just call them “Amish”, call their man-caused disasters “non-Ordnung actions”, and learn to speak Arabic as we adjust to the thought of watching our wives and daughters beaten or murdered for showing their ankles in public.


27 posted on 05/27/2010 8:15:16 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: a fool in paradise

There was never any doubt he is pro-islamist. He said so in one of his books.


28 posted on 05/27/2010 8:15:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver
John, please issue a list of the proper words and phrases so that we can be in compliance with the lexicon of the Obama administration because when we're all murdered in our beds it will be nice to know we called the people butchering our children the right name.

Thanks in advance.

29 posted on 05/27/2010 8:20:08 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"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.

Since when did Ibrahim Hooper become the counterterror advisor to the Soetoro Administration?

30 posted on 05/27/2010 8:21:29 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are these people willing conscious dupes or just historical ignoramuses?

Or both???


31 posted on 05/27/2010 8:22:19 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: Sub-Driver

GOD HELP US!


32 posted on 05/27/2010 8:24:07 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Sub-Driver

What a load of happy horse S@!t. Since the time of the first crusades, Islam has reined terror and violence on the rest of the world. It is our folly that we do not, in fact, recognize that it is Islam, and Islam alone that threatens men.


33 posted on 05/27/2010 8:35:53 AM PDT by 724th (The question is not how far, but rather, do you possess the constitution?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guarantee that his lies will be believed by some liberals and most of the MSM. Muslims, on the other hand, DO known what jihad is, even if our own countrymen do not.


34 posted on 05/27/2010 8:37:00 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

No, it's HUMANITY'S enemy.

'Jihad' is just the islamic term for human sacrifice.

35 posted on 05/27/2010 8:38:51 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Dear GOP - "We Suck Less" is ~NOT~ a campaign platform)
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To: jazminerose

I still cannot see why the “politically correct” do not brand this cult’s book as hate literature.

It mandates violence and DEATH...against unbelievers, infidels and kaffirs.

How correct is that?

And they want that into our society as diversity is good?....right... so is syphilis...


36 posted on 05/27/2010 8:44:43 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Sub-Driver

Given the fact that a significant number of Muslims define and support a definition of ‘Jihad=struggle’ as permitting violence against other religionists or cultures, is a religion which advocates ‘struggle’ against other religions a legitimate religion.

In today’s world, with mass murder capability across national and geographic boundaries, these views are simply not tolerable within a global community.


37 posted on 05/27/2010 8:50:22 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Sub-Driver
John Brennan says he can't see any Jihadis!


38 posted on 05/27/2010 8:54:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver

IDIOTS! Next thing he’s gonna say terrorism is legit by extension of Jihad. We have elected a muslim to the WH!


39 posted on 05/27/2010 9:05:52 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Sub-Driver

"The only way America will ever be defeated by death-worshipping theocrats who've crawled out from under a Dark Ages rock is with the help of the mullahs' fifth column - academia, the media, the judiciary, public education, Hollywood and the Democratic Party.

Of the two suicide cults America confronts, liberalism is by far the more lethal."

-- Don Feder, In The War On Terror, Liberals Are More Dangerous Than Muslims -- A 9/11 meditation, September 19, 2006



40 posted on 05/27/2010 9:23:17 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Jihad" is not terrorism? Tell it to the ragheads...
41 posted on 05/27/2010 9:31:24 AM PDT by TXnMA
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To: Sub-Driver
This treasonous bitch of a regime is constantly tripping over the knots it's tied in its own tongue.

I think it's pretty obvious that English is simply too complicated a symbol set for them to grasp and use correctly.

I recommend that all regime members adopt a different communication mechanism from now on. Something more in line with their intellect and moral maturity.

I recommend Semaphore code with sock puppets.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

42 posted on 05/27/2010 9:35:23 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Sub-Driver

God help us. Or should I say Allah.


43 posted on 05/27/2010 9:57:10 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Sub-Driver

God help us. Or should I say Allah.


44 posted on 05/27/2010 9:57:13 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NewHampshireDuo
".....isn't that like "ethnic cleansing?"

Except that one can't convert to another ethnicity.

45 posted on 05/27/2010 10:55:13 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: Grunthor

we are SO doomed.


46 posted on 05/27/2010 11:26:17 AM PDT by Jaysin
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To: Grunthor

we are SO doomed.


47 posted on 05/27/2010 11:27:21 AM PDT by Jaysin
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To: Sub-Driver

This is talk by an illegitimate government.


48 posted on 05/27/2010 12:06:52 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: catnipman

All I care about is hunting them down and killing them. It’s all quite simple actually.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Like the phrase that came from Vietnam...

“Kill ‘em all, God will sort them out”


49 posted on 05/27/2010 12:16:29 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 ) FIRE ALL INCUMBENTS)
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To: RoadTest

It’s talk by a henchman of a treasonous islamist-Manchurian candidate who fooled you Yanks into installing him in the White House.


50 posted on 05/27/2010 12:59:24 PM PDT by littleharbour
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