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Clinton Backs Down, Uses Term “Radical Islamism”

Well, Trump finally got to her.

Hillary Clinton Monday morning backed down to the pressure applied by Donald Trump, finally, if reluctantly, using the term “radical Islamism” to describe the motivation for terrorism inspired by extreme interpretations of Islam.

“Trump, as usual is obsessed with name calling,” she said during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show. But then she said:

I have clearly said that we face terrorist enemies who use Islam to justify slaughtering innocent people. We have to stop them and we will. We have to defeat radical jihadist terrorism, and we will. And to me, radical jihadism, radical Islamism, I think they mean the same thing. I’m happy to say either, but that’s not the point.

But she also said that “talk, “rhetoric” and “demagoguery” is “not going to solve the problem,” adding “I’m not going to demonize and demagogue and declare war on an entire religion.”

Well, such talk will help solve the problem. Because you can only focus correctly on the problem if you know what it is. Banning AR-15s is not going to stop terrorism. Understanding that the terror is emanating from an actual branch of the religion lets you know where to go to find and defeat the killers, and how to counter their propaganda.

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50 Responses to Clinton Backs Down, Uses Term “Radical Islamism”

  1. Yawn. Panderin’ Crooked Hillary is trying to appease her LGBT base now.

    According to the Orlando shooter’s background, he should have never been allowed to own such guns. He should have never been allowed to work for a security group DHS contracted to move illegals about the country. Those of us who have ever gone through an FBI investigation for a Top Secret clearance knows this very well. This is all blood on the Obama adminstration’s hands, all of them.

    Enforce the gun laws already on the books !

  2. If she’s already agreeing to Trump’s terms before the campaign officially starts, she’s already lost the election.

    I am SO going to enjoy the next five months.

      • With her record, it should be an easy task for Trump to expose her past history.
        Now that the SS has spoken up on her temperament, game on.

      • By the time Trump gets done with her (he’s not really begun yet), she will be a heap of goop on the stage floor. The Hillary people surely understand this and they are likely war-rooming their strategy.
        It will do them no good. She will never, ever be POTUS. Probably a good time to re-watch the Rocky movies. That’s what’s coming to Madame Secretary. ;+}

  3. Once again, the political elites and pundit class have no idea or understanding of the mood of most Americans. We don’t blame a “branch” of Islam, nor do we blame the NRA for this massacre in Orlando.
    We blame THEM, we blame our stupid, clueless, pandering politicians, from the POTUS down to the local councilman, for allowing anyone who adheres to a form of religion or belief system that encourages the followers to kill non-believers to gain access to our relatively free country.
    We blame our Federal government agencies for turning a blind eye to the threats of terrorists. We blame the whole of Congress for their fear of appearing to be “racist” if they would ban any Muslim wishing to live in the US. We blame our frightened military leaders for following the Co in Chief who orders our troops to stand down in the face of terror or uses our military force to build schools instead of defeating the enemy.

    We DON’T blame the NRA for it’s stand on our right to own firearms – even if that firearm is an assault weapon or a cannon.

    It doesn’t matter if MrsClinton or PresObama say the words – Islamic terror – or not. The truth is that Muslims will never assimilate into the fabric of America so long as they adhere to their religious laws.

    • allowing anyone who adheres to a form of religion or belief system that encourages the followers to kill non-believers to gain access to our relatively free country.

      So this is another blanket statement against all 1.5 million Muslims. If all subscribed to the dated tenets of the Koran prescribing death to apostates, would there be millions and millions of dead Ams? I absolutely don’t “get” more hate speech against a hate act. Makes no sense to me. If that is how this site is trending, it’s a shame.

      • I meant Billion–with a B–not million. Can’t we be more discerning–I know people of the Muslim faith–it would not occur to them to kill people…They do not think this makes them bad Muslims. Christianity says do not cover your neighbor’s wife–if you do, are you a bad Christian in your own eyes–or can you discern a difference between this and thou shalt not kill?

      • “Islam” is a 7th Century AD cult of desert savages… read their god-damn ‘holy book’, its all about conquest & subjugation of ‘non-believers’

        • And the Muslims that Star is talking about may be good people but if they do not accept the radical agenda they are suspect and will be killed.

  4. “We have to defeat radical jihadist terrorism, and we will” –But she didn’t do jack as SOS to stop it. How about some details. HOW exactly are you going to stop it? I think that is a more-then-valid question since her tenure as SOS did nothing but give us Benghazi. Why does the MSM give ALL OTHER bozos a complete pass on providing details, but they let the elephant in the room go unnoticed?

    • The answer is we can’t stop it–what to call it, the gun side issue–all are secondary to this new phenom of self-starting down a murderous path. I asked at WaPo whether the FBI ever rechecks people who have had “visits” to see if they are decompensating more? My comment was taken down. I thought it was a reasonable idea. I also saw an interview on MoJoe with a coworker of this guy–the coworker resigned from the security co because the bosses would not act on the numerous anti-woman comments he made. Should we have more emphasis on getting people into Employee Assistance Programs and other mental health venues? Apparently he was getting this at home–his Dad said it was not up to his son to punish gays–that God would do it. Bam–Dad was not a great role model in this–how do you prevent that?

      • KORAN commands to kill infidels:

        Allah is an enemy to unbelievers. – Sura 2:98

        On unbelievers is the curse of Allah. – Sura 2:161

        Slay them wherever ye find them and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution is worse than slaughter. – 2:191

        Fight against them until idolatry is no more and Allah’s religion reigns supreme. (different translation: ) Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God’s entirely. – Sura 2:193 and 8:39

        Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it. – 2:216
        (different translation: ) Prescribed for you is fighting, though it is hateful to you.

        ….. martyrs…. Enter heaven – Surah 3:140-43

  5. Are we sure that these jihadists are motivated by “extreme interpretations” of the Koran or does the Koran actually command it’s followers to commit these acts of terror upon infidels?

  6. And for the record, she did not use the radical islamist, she skillfully only referred to the term.

    But let’s also remember the Obama also buckled to Donald Trump when he released a version of his birth certificate. He resisted pressure for years to do so, but only for Trump did he do it.

  7. The MSM is really misdirecting as fast as it can. Besides their obvious gun control angle (as opposed to terrorism), some of my local news airheads are pushing a “stop hate” narrative (posting stuff like “Hate has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet”) – complete with corresponding hashtags on Twitter (#StopTheHate, etc.)

    Hashtags and Hallmark sentiments don’t solve anything, either.

  8. I still don’t get how Ptesident Obama and the Democrats believe that there is a peaceful resolution to this action. Instead of fighting the battle in the Middle East like it was done in the Bush years,now, the fight is being fought in the US.

    Now, once again, Saudi Arabia has been brought into the fray. How many more terrorist attacks must occur before we realize that the Saudis are complicit. It maybe the Saudi Government or it may be that government shielding those responsible. Interesting at how CIA Director (Saudi Muslim Convert and admonished Congressional liar) Brennan came out stating the Saudis ahead nothing to do with 9/11 and he expects them to be cleared. If so, why are the Saudis threatening economic attacks if these pages released? How stupid do they think we are?

    It is being mentioned that this was a hate crime……..DUH! Every terrorist attack is a Hate Crime……they hate Americans and the freedoms we attempt to enjoy.

    Do you think for a second there would be a gay club allowed in Saudi Arabia or Iran? Why? Because, they kill the gay people. They treat women like property,yet, we should engage these animals……..

    Now….the spin will begin to blame gun control, anti gay rights, transgender bathrooms, Christian Right, George Bush, Donald Trump,and the Republicans in Congress.

    This will be used to blame FBI Director Comey and we will hear demands to have him resign or be fired by the President. This will them strip the integrity of any investigation into HRC Emails,espionage and the payoffs by outside governments (including the Saudis) through the Clinton Foundation.

  9. Danger ahead !!!!Caution!!! Don’t read this if you have trouble with the truth! Quote from

    Ayatollah Khomeini:

    “A man can have sex with animals such as sheeps, cows, camels and so on. However, he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village; however, selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.”

    read it here

    http://www.searchquotes.com/quotes/author/Ayatollah_Khomeini_/

  10. The sad part is that running against an imbecile like Dawnie Frumples, this should be a clean sweep for Hillary. But she’s as useless as he is!
    Dear God, Gary Johnson, save us from welfare trash and cross-burning imbeciles!