The Obama administration is changing the nation's definition of terrorism, expunging the words Islamic and jihad from the National Security Strategy.
While it is proper to guard against blanket allegations of terrorism against Muslims, it is dangerous to ignore that there are extremist Islamists who are using violence as a means to an end.
There are declared Islamic states, as well, such as Iran, who have used their surrogates to commit acts of terrorism in other lands. So it's really an institutionalized problem.
The other day, a militant Christian group was taken down in Michigan because it was planning terrorist attacks in the name of religion in the United States. It was properly identified as Christian - though no reasonable person would say that the group is in anyway representative of Christianity.
There have also been white separatist groups - correctly named - in the United States. But, again, correctly identifying them is not a reflection on Caucasians as a whole.
Officially ignoring that there are Muslim extremist organizations is a blatant attempt at political correctness at a time when we need - more than ever - political honesty. The honest approach is one that recognizes that the majority of Muslims are not fundamental terrorists - but that Islamic terrorism does exist. This pending action by the Obama administration only serves as fodder for those who feel the president has become an apologist for Islamic terrorists.
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