Why Obama Can’t Say ‘Radical Islam’

It’s easy to see the absurdity in saying that men who shout “Allahu Akhbar” before they murder Jews, cartoonists and French policeman are not radical Muslims. But Earnest was not freelancing, he was articulating a longstanding U.S. policy, not only for Obama but also his predecessor, George W. Bush. Both administrations have said repeatedly since Sept. 11, 2001, that radical Islam is not Islamic.

There is a reason for this: The long war against radical Islamic terrorists requires at least the tacit support of many radical Muslims.

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  • Jay Currie

    It is an interesting point. To beat radical Islam you need the quiet, tacit support of people who, officially, cannot be seen as being against Islam in any form.

    It is, of course, a strategy of defeat. Strong horse, weak horse.

    The correct strategy is to recognize that Islam in all its forms is the enemy and beat it into submission with the massive military superiority we enjoy at the moment. These are barbarians and barbarians understand brute force and little else.

    Playing nice is not working, going the full Roman will. Time to show the shoe throwing dimwits what shock and awe really looks like.

    • It is the only way.

    • Frau Katze

      Even within Saudi Arabia, the royal family are afraid of Islamists. That’s why they give so much leeway. (A bio I read of Osama bin Laden said that in his wealthy family there was about an even split: Westernized (likely not even believers) crowd vs the Osama crowd).

      Islam is so draconian in the Wahhabi version it’s divisive even amongst a group from Saudi Arabia.

      • Una Salus

        If you’ve seen their home video exclusive which was broadcast a while back you could tell they weren’t exactly contrite when it came to 911.
        The Saudis are playing a double game, just like Pakistan another so called ally.

    • Una Salus

      Yeah, the real reason Bush and Obama don’t say radical Islam doesn’t have much to do with the fact that many Saudis are wahhabis and repressive.

      It has to do with the fact that Muslims are absolutists and nothing negative can be tied to the religion. Anything negative is by definition un-Islamic.

      Since most Muslims believe that there is only one Islam which is their version they usually have to denounce their enemies as non-Muslims.

      Bush and Obama by following suit are buying into this insanity because they don’t want to antagonize the Muslim world.
      But we already knew that.

      And as you said its a big mistake because Muslims will only interpret it in one way. They’ll interpret it correctly as a lack of conviction(or weakness) which antagonizes them especially in an enemy. Muslims have slowly but surely destroying this kind of weakness for around 1400 years.

  • stars and stripes

    America, wake up.

  • occupant 9

    What that policy reveals is a deep lunacy within the State Dept. as they play off allies for jihadis with no sense of blowback and certainly no sense of national interest. It would seem Obama is doing everything he can to do nothing that would have lasting and disasterous effects on ISIL.

    Obama can’t say “radical Islam” because he just doesn’t believe in it. HIs world is such that he dismisses what Islam says about itself for it interferes with the insulated narrative of his, and of his mentors and handlers. That narrative isn’t connected with Islam except for using Islam to weaken and hasten the demise of America. Obama really is a man for all treasons.

    Remember when we all laughed at Bagdad Bob who said the Americans were being chased off when in the background we could see American tanks rolling in? That.

    Difference is, the joke’s on us, seriously. And we can only laugh at ourselves for laughing at the real foe will get you murdered at the market.

  • David Murrell

    The reason Obama won’t say “radical Islam” in a negative way, is because pro-radical Islamists (and their allies in Hollywood and the media) support radical Islamism. Obama always plays to his base, and kicks back money to his base. Radical Islamists are part of his base.

    Thing of the Benghazi attacks which killed four Americans. The corrupt Obama administration dreamed up, out of thin air, the bald lie that the four murders had to do with “spontaneous demonstrations against an anti-Islam film”, since the Obama administration didn’t want to blame Islamist-terrorists for the murders. Anti-Islam filmmakers are NOT part of the corrupt Obama’s constituency, so that filmmaker was jailed on trumped up charges.

    With Obama, it’s all corrupt politics.

  • Ho Hum

    Obama Can’t Say ‘Radical Islam’ because he is a Muslim

  • Ho Hum

    Obama spent his formative years in Indonesia where he was schooled in madrassa’s (not his fault really.. it was the fault of his white mother) . At home in Indonesia he feasted on the meat of mans best friend (Dogs). It is no secret why Obola can not say “radical Islam”

  • Hard Little Machine

    Because to Obama there’s no such thing as ‘radical’ Islam there’s only Islam. It would be as if someone in the 1960’s said ‘the bad kind of militant Communism’.

  • Observer
  • The sad reality about Islam’s killers is this; Because Islam makes a continuous claim of religious legitimacy, Islam, as a system, can rely on a huge, unpaid, unseen, unorganized, individually acting, empowered to act, widely distributed group of highly motivated devout believers who are willing to kill in order to keep Islam the way it is.

    These devout believers in reality represent an unconventional unseen phantom army. An army where no one needs orders and each soldier knows exactly what to do. An army where no one is really in control. An army as deadly as any on earth.

    Read it all: http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspot.com/

  • WalterBannon

    Obama is a muslim

    Its that simple