During a speech before the Council of Foreign Relations in New York City on Monday, Hillary Clinton sharply criticized Republican “obsession” with the words “radical Islamic terrorism,” and repeated the familiar refrain:
“Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”
As reported by Daily Mail:
Clinton referred repeatedly to ‘radical jihadism’ as a global scourge, but didn’t explain how the concept of jihadism is consistent with the notion that adherents of the world’s second largest religion are uninvolved.
Blaming ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ for vicious attacks of the sort that killed 129 people last Friday in Paris, she said, ‘is not just a distraction.’
Affiliating them with a religion, Clinton insisted, ‘gives these criminals, these murderers, more standing than they deserve and it actually plays into their hands by alienating partners we need by our side.’
Hillary Clinton’s comments were built on the same premise used by President Obama; those who use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” are attacking Islam as a whole.
Just for the record, while most Muslims aren’t terrorists, all members of ISIS and al-Qaeda are Muslims.