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    Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

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    This is just painful. It's like that time our genius President called the terrorism at Fort Hood "Work Place Violence".

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    I agree, that the administration has surrendered to Islam and will not speak poorly of it.

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    They are unnecessarily conflating the labels "radical Islam" with "Islam," while being perfectly able to explain the differences between radicalism and mainstream viewpoints. Even though this is the politics of language rather than substantive foreign policy, this administration is using a hopelessly deluded linguistic framework that ironically patronizes Muslims.
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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Maybe it was just a spontaneous protest that went bad because no other protestors showed up with the signs - yeah, that was it.
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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Earnest is a terrible name for a professional liar.

    EDIT: Perhaps the first name of Josh takes some of the sting out of it.
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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    I disagree ... primarily because , as Fiddytree said, there is an unnecessary conflation of radical Islam and Islam.... and extremist Muslim and Muslim.

    listen, I'm a Mormon, and we , like every other church, have their extremists.... I don't mind when folks talk about these asshats as radical Mormons, or extremist Mormons, or even fundamentalist Mormons ( that's what they call themselves)... i do, however, get bent out of shape when they are conflated with mainstream Mormons.

    if we are shooting for accuracy, it's best not to be purposefully inaccurate..... those dudes, and dudes like them,.. are radical extremists Muslims practicing, and doing evil deeds in the name of , radical extremist Islam....

    in any event, it needs to be made clear that this donnybrook is with the radicals, not the mainstream.... but it's wrong to pretend like their wacky radical religious beliefs aren't at the heart of their actions... it's not only wrong, but it's also a lie.

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    They are unnecessarily conflating the labels "radical Islam" with "Islam," while being perfectly able to explain the differences between radicalism and mainstream viewpoints. Even though this is the politics of language rather than substantive foreign policy, this administration is using a hopelessly deluded linguistic framework that ironically patronizes Muslims.
    We really shouldn't be surprised that an administration who refuses to acknowledge illegal aliens also refuses to distinguish the radical element of Islam.

    I wonder if they'd be OK with using the term "Radical Christians" to describe those who protest in front of abortion clinics?

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
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    the administration has surrendered to Islam and will not speak poorly of it.


    If that's so, then why are we dropping all of those bombs on ISIS ?

    Explain that if you can.

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    So crazy that communist, leftists, NPR was the one that grilled the White House about this.

    Anyway, seems like a clear-cut case of radical-Islam to me.
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