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“Radical Islamic Terrorism” Not Helpful Term Says NSC Advisor

February 24, 2017

Mango Mussolini strikes out again.

Donald Trump’s new national security adviser doesn’t find the term “radical Islamic terrorism” helpful, the New York Times reported on Friday, while the president has insisted on using such language.  Individuals who attended Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster’s first National Security Council meeting on Thursday told the Times that the newly appointed adviser thinks the term is not beneficial because terrorists are “un-Islamic.”  Trump argues that not identifying enemies hinders the fight against terror, while Democrats correctly argue that such words unfairly link Islam with terrorism.

 

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