Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer bemoaned President Barack Obama’s unwillingness to call a spade a spade when speaking about the ultra-violent ISIS terrorists, accusing him of such rank political correctness that “he cannot bring himself to say Islamic.”
Krauthammer appeared on Fox News’ “Special Report” Wednesday, discussing a new statement put out by the United Arab Emirates that condemned “Islamic extremism” in the Middle East.
“What’s striking to me is that the UAE is not afraid to say ‘Islamic extremism,'” he said. “The president is! He called it ‘extremism’ — in fact, earlier in the show you showed our counterterrorism, our top guy, called Olson. And he said, ‘ISIS now is looking to outpace al-Qaida as the leader of the global extremist movement.'”
“He cannot bring himself to say ‘Islamic!'” Krauthammer charged. “For God’s sake, ISIS calls ITSELF the Islamic State. And yet we are so politically correct we don’t want to use the term ‘Islamic,’ lest it be a slur on a great religion.”