Hillary Clinton: I Don’t Say ‘Radical Islam’ Because It ‘Doesn’t Do Justice’ to Good Muslims
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton really doesn’t like using the term “radical Islam.”
This Week host George Stephanopoulos called out the former U.S. Secretary of State for not using the phrase during a discussion of the San Bernardino shooting and ISIS.
“Isn’t it a mistake not to say it plain? That the violence is being pushed by radical elements in their faith?”
“Well that’s another thing,” said Clinton. “‘Radical elements who use a dangerous and distorted view of Islam to promote their jihadist ambitions.’ I’m fine with that. I say it all the time.”
Stephanopoulos pressed further, asking Clinton what the problem was with “radical Islam” as a term of use. After all, the adjective “radical” simply modifies “Islam” in order to distinguish the phrase from “regular” Isla… *falls asleep*
“The problem is, that sounds like we are declaring war against a religion. That to me is number one, wrong,” said Clinton. “It doesn’t do justice to the vast numbers of Muslims in our own country and around the world who are peaceful people.”
The presidential candidate added, “It helps to create this clash of civilizations that is actually a recruiting tool for ISIS and other radical jihadists.”
Check out the clip above, via ABC.
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