In Break With Trump, National Security Adviser Pans the Use of ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’


New York Mag: President Trump’s new national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, has reportedly spoken out against the use of the term “radical Islamic terrorism” — a notable break with the president and many others on the right when it comes to talking about the war on terror.

“Radical Islamic terrorism” has become a kind of catchphrase for Republicans and other conservatives in recent years as they have sought to claim, at least in theory, greater political credibility with regards to the threat of terrorism.

To that end, Trump has repeatedly emphasized the phrase and regularly ridiculed anyone who tries to label terrorism differently, while others in Trump’s inner circle like chief strategist Steven Bannon have embraced the idea that the struggle against terrorism is in fact the beginning of a full-on religious war. more

Opinion: In our first post yesterday morning “Some of Trump’s Picks Have Disturbing Ties to Globalism” I almost felt like I was nitpicking.

Not any more. Globalists like H.R. McMaster have several things in common:

  • Support for the two-state solution
  • Consider Arabs to be entitled to the promised land
  • Do not use the words Islamic terror
  • Believe big government is the solution to world problems
  • Are, or once were, members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • In most cases globalists are secular

On the issue of Islamic terror, McMaster is the polar opposite of his boss President Trump and ousted NSA General Michael Flynn who said “Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL” and “political correctness toward Muslims was putting the U.S. in danger.”

Now we know why General Flynn had to go.

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