Daily Caller -- The New York Times’ editorial board took a stand Thursday against President Donald Trump’s vow to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth.
The Times’ editors worried that Trump’s approach to fighting radical Islamic terrorism — which they referred to with scare quotes —is “more likely to further inflame anti-American sentiment around the world than to make the United States safer.”
“The emerging details suggest that Mr. Trump’s plans to eradicate violent extremists are not only at odds with Mr. Obama’s; they trample on American values and international law,” they wrote.
The Times editorial found several problems with Trump’s approach, including his use of the term “radical Islam,” which the editors say is “demonizing and alienating the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims,” the fact that he is reportedly considering designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, and the fact that he doesn’t plan on closing Guantanamo Bay (which Obama was unable to do despite vowing to close the prison on day one of his administration).
The editors expressed its support for Obama’s approach to fighting terrorism. Unlike Trump, Obama declined to say “radical Islamic terrorism” once during his eight years in office.
Trump has claimed the Obama administration’s politically correct approach to fighting terrorism is at least partially to blame for the slew of domestic terrorist attacks during the Obama years.
Blog Author's Comments -- The New York Times was at one time a good newspaper. What it is now with few actual journalists, but a plethora of liberals, will never change. They are frauds, liars and hypocrites who promote their own political agenda. So we can call our own people deplorable, extreme, radical, racist, and a many other names, but we cannot call Islamic terrorists radical for fear they might be insulted.
If it was not for right wing conservatives, the U.S. could be well on the way to being a Muslim country under sharia law. If America is to defeat ISIS, particularly in the United States, it must correctly name the enemy and crush it. But only one political party now, with Donald Trump as it's leader, is willing to speak the truth about the link to Islam and pursue policies that reflect that truth. Islamic terrorism is just what we call Islam when it’s killing us.
Liberalism is a brain eating terminal disease that destroys one's ability to reason. How most of the NYT’s staff and many others contacted this disease, I have no idea. I have heard the New York Times have a lot of extra room in their building now. I suggest they fill it with some of the "peace loving Radical Islamists". The Times people are the same type of folks who claimed that American troops should not be in Iraq because it was a "recruiting tool" for extremism. We then removed our troops, and there were even more extremists in Iraq than before, leading to ISIS, thanks to Obama their creator.
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