Skip to comments.I worked in the CIA under Bush. Obama is right to not say "radical Islam."
Posted on 06/28/2016 1:32:58 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
The recent verbal attacks by the Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump and his supporters on President Barack Obama for avoiding the phrase "radical Islam" in his public pronouncements are simplistic, racially inflammatory and flatly misinformed.
Settling upon accurate and strategically nuanced terms to describe the post-9/11 enemy is not the product of "political correctness" (contra Trump) or a failure to understand the enemy (contra a much-discussed Atlantic cover story). Nor are objections to using overly broad terms like "Islamic radicalism" limited to Democrats. The Bush administration understood the power of words, too. It concluded that distinctions that may seem small to Christian-American ears make a big difference to the mainstream Muslims we need on our side.
When I directed the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program at the CIA in the early 2000s, I frequently interacted with senior Bush administration policymakers about how to engage Muslim communities and, when doing so, which words and phrases to use to best describe the radical ideology preached by al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Always, the aim was to distinguish between radicals and extremists and the vast majority of mainstream Muslims, and to make sure the latter understood that we were not lumping them in with the former.
(Excerpt) Read more at vox.com ...
It’s Sharia and radical Islam (Sharia).
He’s right. Bush was a sellout on this too.
Now we know how Bush got so screwed up.
Islam is now a race?
There is psychological value in naming your enemy. Moderate Muslims, ie those that claim Islam is a ‘religion of peace’, we should have a common enemy in ISIS/ISIL/any and all Radical Islam. Have we identified the enemy in all previous wars? Of course.
What race exactly are all Moslems?
NWO Political Correctness is Bovine Scatology and has caused nothing but trouble. Nationalism with an iron fist defense policy is what works best with these savages.
Personally, I think it is a good idea to flush them out by insulting them . . . then you know where to shoot. . . .
I prefer the term “Muslim Scourge” anyway.
The source of this article — “VOX” — is a far loony left site. Not sure I believe anything I read on VOX.
Buck the Fushes.......worthless in government.
Worthless in national security and should have closed our borders immediately after 9/11 attack.
Kinda like RINOs.
I hated voting for Bush. I hate even worse being right about him.
Trust me, they do. Many of them came here to get away from the crazies.
We have Iranian students here and even they aren’t religious. The college girls don’t even wear a hijab. Note: Iranian women are hot.
Most likely to be religious: Kuwaitis. Saudis will build a mosque but not attend it. As best I can tell, Muslims think other Muslims should be religious.
Stick and stone will break my bones
But names will never hurt me.
It’s game-calling. Hunters do it all the time.
I prefer to call it “Medina Islam” and then challenge all the “moderate Muslims” to only adopt the “Mecca Parts of the Quran” and to discard the rest... to become “Mecca Muslims”
No takers yet...
One mustn’t inflame one’s enemies....
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