Hillary Clinton has officially flip-flopped on using the word “radical Islamism” in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, which left 50 people dead and more wounded: she’s now using the term.
In the aftermath of the 2015 Paris terrorist attack which killed 130, Clinton said that using the term “radical Islam” was “not particularly helpful.”
Then, after the San Bernardino terrorist attack which killed 14, Clinton said that she doesn’t use the term “radical Islam” because it “sounds like we are declaring war against a religion,” and that it contributes to a “clash of civilizations.” (Hillary Won’t Say ‘Radical Islam’ Because It ‘Sounds Like We Are Declaring War Against A Religion’ [VIDEO])
On Sunday, Donald Trump called on Clinton to drop out of the presidential race if she cannot say “the two words ‘Radical Islam.’” (RELATED: Trump Calls On Hillary To Drop Out If She Can’t Say ‘Radical Islam’ Led To Orlando Attack)
Then, Monday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo confronted Clinton saying, “One of the criticisms in these situations is that President Obama won’t use the words ‘radical Islamic terror.’ That it seems to be either a fear or a protective instinct about blaming the religion. You are now coming under scrutiny about what you will call this, what this means to leadership. Do you believe that this is radical Islamism and or radical Islamic terror? Will you use those words, and if not, why?” (RELATED: Trump Calls On Obama To Resign For Not Calling Orlando Attack ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ [VIDEO])
Clinton replied, “Well, first of all, from my perspective, it matters what we do more than what we say. And it mattered we got bin Laden, not what name we called him. And I have clearly said that we face terrorist enemies who use Islam to justify slaughtering innocent people. And, you know, whether you call it radical jihadism or radical Islamism, I think they mean the same thing, I’m happy to say either.”