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Chris Wallace Grills CIA Head: Why Won’t You Call ISIS ‘Islamic Extremists’?

For months now, the Obama administration has made it very clear that they have no intention of referring to ISIS as “Islamic extremists.” President Obama has rejected that label, and so has CIA Director John Brennan.

On Fox News Sunday this morning, Brennan reiterated to Chris Wallace that ISIS’ ideology is a “twisted, perverted interpretation of a religion that they purport to represent.” He denied it’s a religious ideology, but Wallace asked, “Well, Islam is certainly a part of it, isn’t it?”

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Brennan said the vast majority of Muslims reject ISIS’ actions. Wallace then directly confronted Brennan over why he and the president won’t openly talk about “Islamic extremism.” He asked why the administration is “ignoring” confronting them like that.

Brennan simply insisted that “it is a corruption of the Islamic faith.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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