Homeland ‘InSecurity’ chief Jeh Johnson announced the policy, explaining that though it was a Muslim terrorist who shot to death four unarmed Marines and one Navy sailor in Tennessee two weeks ago, the government will call the attack, and other similar ones, “violent extremism” and not “Islamic terrorism” out of respect for Muslims.
ARUTZ SHEVA (h/t Shoebat) Johnson said it is “critical” to refrain from the “Islamic” label in order to “build trust” among Muslims.
The Tennessee murderer, Mohammad Abdulazeez, is officially a “homegrown violent extremist,” according to the government – even though he blogged about his Islamic religious motivations for the attack. He and his family also attended a local mosque controlled by a terror-tied Islamic trust.
Johnson explained that if officials called Islamic terrorism “Islamic,” they’d “get nowhere” in gaining the “cooperation” of the Muslim community.
The moderator of the panel tried to protest: “Isn’t [the] government denying the fundamental religious component of this kind of extremism by not using the word Islamic?” “I could not disagree more,” Johnson responded, and explained that Islam “is about peace.”