Why Obama refuses to say 'radical Islamic terrorism'

Posted on AllSides September 29th, 2016
From The Center

What’s in a phrase? When it comes to terrorism, more than you think, says President Obama.

In a town hall at Fort Lee, Va., on Wednesday, the president was asked about his choice not to use the phrase “Islamic terrorist” to describe ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups. Gold Star mother Tina Houchins wanted to know why Obama wouldn’t use the term, if he believed that terrorist groups themselves considered their activities grounded in Islam.

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