April 07, 2010

President Who Has "Known Islam on Three Continents" Removes References to Islamic Extremism From National Security Strategy Document

It appears that the White House is once again putting political correctness above all:

President Barack Obama's advisers will remove religious terms such as "Islamic extremism" from the central document outlining the U.S. national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.

The change is a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventative war and currently states: "The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century."

As for the quote i cited in the headline, take it up with the author, who we presume in this instance is not Bill Ayers.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 7, 2010 10:08 AM

Denying that Islamic extremism exists won't make it go away. It's there, woven into the very "instruction manual" [the Koran] on which the religion is based.

Obama is once again not acting as the real President of the United States, but trying to impose his fantasy dreams on the country and citizens he was elected to represent.

What an expensive and misguided experiment in political correctness he has been. And is.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at April 7, 2010 10:39 AM

Two points-by removing the term "Islamic Extremism" from the lexicon, he eliminates the implicit challenge to peaceful Muslims to confront and challenge those who misuse their religion. Second- I assume the WH and its messengers will no longer use the terms "Christian extremists" "Christian militants" or similar terms. Nor will we hear "right-wing extremists" used by Gibbs or Axelrod or Plouffe...right? Or is it just the Muslims who fly planes into buildings who get an "extremist" pass?

Posted by: kyle at April 7, 2010 12:28 PM

Kyle ... I see you are buying into the misconception that there are 'peaceful Muslims' or 'moderate Muslims'. Even a superficial study of their instruction manual, the Koran, should disabuse you of this notion, which is mere politically correct pandering. To a practicing Muslim there are two kinds of people in the world, Muslims and infidels. If you are not a practicing Muslim, you are an infidel, and fair game for enslaving in one way or another or for killing. The Koran specifically tells you this, repeatedly. In the West, we have such people as 'lapsed Catholics,' and 'non-practicing Jews.' For one reason or another, they may have withdrawn, or fallen away from their original faith. But nothing in the Jewish or Christian faiths tells you, in their 'instruction manual' [the Holy Bible or the Torah] that such folks should be mistreated or killed. Judeo-Christian philosophy is a non-violent philosophy, which urges us to be our best selves, and to love the neighbor and the stranger. There is nothing in the Koran which urges this.

I've been waiting since 2004 to see some "moderate" Muslims come forward and condemn their fellow religionists for honor killings, genital mutilation and brutalization of the women in their families for the smallest of misbehaviors or errors, beheadings of strangers, etc. So far, not one "moderate" Muslim has surfaced.

My advice is ... don't hold your breath. Use your head instead -- if you want to keep it.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at April 7, 2010 01:31 PM

"I learned everything I needed to know about muslims on 9/11."

Posted by: bman at April 7, 2010 02:40 PM

@ Marianne Matthews

My advice: If you aren't a troll, just stop talking. Your remarks are bigoted and misguided. I'm sure you believe that all priests molest children as well.

Or is it just those who look and speak differently than you whom you tar with the same brush as the worst in their religion?

Posted by: MAModerate at April 7, 2010 08:42 PM

MAModerate ... That's a silly name. What is your real name? Are you afraid to sign your anonymous insults? Or don't you, can't you define terms and enter into a logical discussion of your point of view?

I signed my post. When you get the guts to sign yours with your real name, we'll talk.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at April 7, 2010 10:20 PM