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Hillary Clinton Refuses To Call Radical Islam ‘Radical Islam’

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Radical Muslims just murdered 14 people in San Bernardino. The last thing we want to do is call it what it is. We absolutely must not speak the truth of the matter, or we might hurt the feelings of a potential Clinton voter.

Eric Bradner, CNN:

Hillary Clinton explained on Sunday that she won’t use the term “radical Islam” because it “sounds like we are declaring war against a religion.”

“It doesn’t do justice to the vast number of Muslims in our country and around the world who are peaceful people,” Clinton said in an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

“No. 2, it helps to create this clash of civilizations that is actually a recruiting tool for ISIS and other radical jihadists who use this as a way of saying, ‘We are in a war against the West — you must join us,'” she said.

Yes, that really is number two.

So: When radical Muslims declare war on America and kill Americans for the express purpose of waging jihad, we have to find a comforting euphemism for it. Otherwise, we’re just doing the bidding of the “bad” guys. (Nobody is really a bad person, unless he’s a Republican.) We’re the ones creating a clash of civilizations, by daring to note that another civilization is clashing with ours.

Remember how FDR refused to say “Nazi Germany,” because not all Germans were Nazis? It’s just like that.

In the same spirit of diplomatic circumlocution, Hillary Clinton’s claim is the excrement of an equine animal. At least this time she isn’t blaming it on a YouTube video. I guess that’s some sort of progress.

P.S. Oh, and Obama gave a speech, apparently? I’m sure it was great. Consider the problem solved.

P.P.S. Hillary won’t say “radical Islam,” but she’s eager to take away the rights of Muslims — and anyone else — on some list.

Remember when the left hated the no-fly list? Remember when McCarthyism was considered a bad thing?