Skip to comments.Dem. Rep. Barbara Lee: Calling terrorists 'Islamic extremists' would anger them
Posted on 01/17/2015 11:34:04 AM PST by Impala64ssa
While appearing on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said the Obama administration was correct in refusing to refer to Islamic terrorists as "Islamic extremists," the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. The reason, she explained, is that doing so would anger them and possibly cause them to engage in even more terrorism.
"Theyre responsible for ensuring our national security. We have to be careful in our language and how we I dont want to see any more anger and hostility or violence in the world," she said. "Our response to terrorism is a response that makes us safer that begins to dismantle and degrade terrorist organizations, not create more havoc, anger, and hostility in the world.
Apparently, that means not saying anything that might hurt their feelings or make them angry. The Free Beacon noted that the administration's "acquiescence" on calling Islamic terror what it is has been the subject of hot debate over the last week. "The catered response signals a fear of ISIS, Al Qaeda, and their extremist allies," the Free Beacon said.
Not concerned with the feelings of those who support the recent attacks against the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, France has strongly responded in both words and action. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, for example, said France is at war with radical Islam, jihadism and "against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity."
"We are not a collection of communities, we are one nation, a Republic with values: generosity, solidarity, fraternity, secularism," he added. "We must also be lucid: antisemitism, racism, hatred of the other, these things are intolerable... Journalists were killed for drawing, police were killed for protecting us, and Jews were killed because they were Jewish. This is what is intolerable.
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Tat’s right Babs,let’s not make them angry.They might hurt someone.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words make me really angry...</s>
telling them they aren’t real Muslims doesn’t anger them??
Can James Taylor lead us?
Pray America is waking
I certainly hope so, it’s shame to waste good invective.
Ah. Got it. She's okay with the current amount of Islamic Terrorism.
She probably has a point. From the total lack of action by “moderate” Muslims (a group rarer than unicorns) to expose and expel them; it’s pretty clear they are mainstream Muslims.
Yeah, but planting our flag on Mars really pissed them off.
A couple of thoughts about making them angrier, let me restate that, madder (animals get mad, people get angry): It will help identify whom the real threats are and which need be neutralized ASAP. Second, it is called enemy recognition. In case someone cannot tell a bad guy from a truly bad guy, this should do it.
So I guess calling the Nazis “Nazis” made them angrier?
Don’t call them Islamic extremist - but drone 3,500 of ‘em to death.
To be liberal is to be stupid.
This is just an extention of o hole’s idea of turning down the rhetoric.
“Can James Taylor lead us?”
He charges to much.
When she’s being beat to death with a Baseball bat ,saying it’s not a Baseball bat will help ,D’oh
The moderate Muslims ARE the radicals.
“...it would anger them.”
And??? Does anybody see a problem with that?
What an imbecile
Im thinking Tiny Tim might be more appropriate at the moment...and Im not talking about the Dickens Character here.
Was portraying Germany as a gorilla in WWI posters so bad? Come on people, we should be playing Achmed skits on TV and on posters! After all, who doesn’t like thr phrase, “Silence! I kill you!”, or “what happened to my face?!!”, or “where are my legs?!!!”
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