The White House censored the video of French President Francois Hollande daring to argue that “Islamist terrorism” is at the “roots of terrorism.”
Moreover, the official transcript on WhiteHouse.gov at one point did not include Hollande’s claim that “Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition.”
However, as of Friday, April 1, the official transcript now includes Hollande’s claim.
On Thursday, Hollande told Barack Obama, “We are also making sure that between Europe and the United States there can be a very high level coordination. But we’re also well aware that the roots of terrorism, Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition. And we note that Daesh is losing ground thanks to the strikes we’ve been able to launch with the coalition. We are continuing to support Iraq. This is also a decision we have taken, supporting the Iraqi government and making sure that they can claim back their entire territory, including Mosul.”
The bolded words are still currently censored from the White House’s YouTube video. Instead of hearing Hollande’s interpreter translate the French presidents comments, the YouTube video’s audio cuts out and it is silent.
In recent months,Republican presidential candidates have criticized Obama for not using the words “radical islamic terrorism.” Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, claims that her refusal to use the words “radical islamic terrorism” is just “semantics.” (RELATED: Ted Cruz: Barack Obama Is ‘An Apologist For Radical Islamic Terrorists’)