Skip to comments.Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam'
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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Idiots. We will become Cordoba thanks to them.
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.
But of course, “Crusader” is still an offensive term.
Somehow, the idiot voters of this country have elected an enemy agent to the presidency.
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.
BS - when is Obama gonna come out and just say he’s a muslim?
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.
We have officially been taken over by the enemy.
Islmotard : Those to ignorant or craven to address Islamocide.
Islamocide: Death by jihadist muslim.
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.
Coming next: “Sharia Law is just a little different culturally acceptable set of reasonable rules that aim to set things right and insure fairness....”
He is mis-named. He is a Terrorism Advisor.
Just cause the terrorists use the term....
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.
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???
The list, ping
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.
Double talk at its best.....
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.