Why doesn’t Obama say “Islamic” terrorism?

Posted By on September 17, 2019


PETER GRESTE IS GOOD NEWS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. WE WILL STAY ON THAT STORY ALL DAY ON CNN. ON SATURDAY WE WERE ALL REMINDED AGAIN ABOUT THE DANGERS OF REPORTING IN THE REGION WHEN THIS NEWS BROKE. ANOTHER JOURNALIST, APPARENTLY MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD BY ISIS. THE MAN YOU SEE IN THIS IMAGE IS 47-YEAR-OLD KENJI GOTO OF JAPAN, A VETERAN WAR REPORTER OF HE WAS KIDNAPPED IN SYRIA LAST OCTOBER. ISIS BRUTALLY MURDER ADD NUMBER OF OTHER HOSTAGES OVER THE PAST YEAR. YOU HOPEFULLY KNOW THEIR NAMES, AMERICAN JOURNALIST IS. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THESE JOURNALISTS IS GRUESOME, DESPICABLE, BUT WOULD YOU CALL THE KILLERS ISLAMIST TERRORISTS? IT’S NOT NECESSARILY THAT SIMPLE AN ANSWER. THE WHITE HOUSE AND PRESS DON’T LIKE TO USE THOSE TERMS AND MAKES SOME REPUBLICANS LIVID. IN AN INTERVIEW THAT JUST INTERVIEWED LAST HOUR ON CNN FAREED ZAKARIA PUSHED PRESIDENT OBAMA ON THE ISSUE. WATCH. >>OTHERS SAY THAT THE WHITE HOUSE TAKES PAINS TO AVOID USING THE TERM “ISLAMIC TERRORISTS.” SO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS ARE WE IN A WAR WITH RADICAL ISLAM?>>I DON’T QUIBBLE WITH LABELS. I THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE THIS IS A PARTICULAR PROBLEM THAT HAS ROOTS IN MUSLIM COMMUNITIES. BUT I THINK WE DO OURSELVES A DISSERVICE IN THIS FIGHT IF WE ARE NOT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE FACT THAT THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF MUSLIMS REJECT THIS IDEOLOGY.>>THAT’S THE PRESIDENT’S TAKE AND IT’S NOT JUST THE PRESIDENT. WE’VE SEEN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WORD CHOICE AT MAJOR MEDIA OUTLETS RECENTLY. A LEAKED MEMO FROM AL JAZEERA REVEALED STRICT GUIDELINES WHEN IT COMES TO REPORTING ON THE WORD. HERE IS AL JAZEERA ENGLISH, TERRORISM/TERRORISTS. ONE PERSON’S TERRORIST IS ANOTHER’S FREEDOM FIGHTER. WE WILL NOT USE THESE TERMS UNLESS ATTRIBUTED TO A SOURCE OR PERSON. LANGUAGE MATTERS, WORDS MATTER. HERE IS THE QUESTION, IS REFUSING TO USE THE T WORD, TERRORISTS, BRINGING NUANCE TO A POLITICAL ISSUE. LET’S ASK POLITICAL COMMENTATOR IN WASHINGTON AND FORMER JOURNALIST ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE. >>SURE. >>DO YOU SEE A CONNECTION BETWEEN WHAT YOU HEARD FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THAT SOUND BITE AND A STATEMENT FROM A MEMO IN A NETWORK LIKE AL JAZEERA, DO YOU SEE A FAMILIAR THINKING OR SIMILAR IDEOLOGY?>>THESE CONTORTIONS TO AVOID REALITY ARE REALLY MOTIVATED BY A NUMBER OF THINGS. THERE IS A DESIRE NOT TO OFFEND. AND THERE SEEMS TO BE A BELIEF IF WE DON’T NAME THE THING, THE THING DOESN’T QUITE EXIST. OBVIOUSLY THAT’S NOT REALITY. THE WHITE HOUSE, THIS ADMINISTRATION, HAS NOT ONLY GONE TO PAINSTAKING CONTORTIONS TO AVOID CALLING GROUPS TERRORISTS OR USING THE WORDS “ISLAMIC EXTREMISM” OR RADICAL ISLAM, IT IS ALSO OBAMA HAS TIME AN TIME AGAIN GOTTEN OVER HIS SKIS WHEN IT COMES TO FOREIGN POLICY SAYING ISIS IS AL QAEDA’S JV TEAM, AL QAEDA IS DECIMATED, YEMEN IS A SUCCESS, THERE’S A DESIRE TO DOWNPLAY THE THREAT OF TERRORISM SO IT SEEMS LESS OF A THREAT. MATCHED WITH THE DESIRE NOT TO NAME THE THING AND IT BECOMES A REALLY SILLY SEMANTIC EXERCISE IN POLITICAL CORRECTNESS THAT DOESN’T RID THE WORD OF TERRORISM. NO POSITIVE OUTCOMES HAVE COME FROM REFUSING TO NAME THE THING.>>I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH YOU. I DON’T THINK THIS IS ABOUT CONTORTIONS AS MUCH AS AN INTENT TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE RATHER THAN DESTRUCTIVE IN HOW WE FIGHT TERRORISM. I THINK THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO KIND OF RECLAIM ISLAM, TO NOT ALLOW THESE TERRORISTS TO USE ISLAM AND CLAIM THEY ARE DOING THIS IN THE NAME OF ISLAM. AS WE’VE SEEN MANY MUSLIM LEADERS, MANY MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD CONDEMN THESE ACTS. AS MUCH AS I UNDERSTAND WHY OBAMA AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MIGHT BE OPENING THEMSELVES UP TO CRITICISM, I THINK THIS ACTUALLY CHALLENGES WHAT WE’VE SEEN SINCE 9/11. THE EQUATION EQUATING TERRORISM WITH ISLAM. >>RIGHT. >>PLAYING ON FEAR. I THINK THAT FOR AS MUCH AS WE TALK ABOUT THIS BEING SEMANTICS OR THIS BEING SILLY, IT’S VERY SERIOUS. YOU KNOW, THERE’S A MI MISPERCEPTION. MOST AMERICANS HAVEN’T MET A MUSLIM, THEY RELY ON MEDIA, ELECTED OFFICIALS HOW TO USE THE TERM, WHAT NE MEAN, HOW TO INTERNALIZE IT AND PERCEIVE THIS THREAT TO BE. I WANT TO MAKE ONE POINT. PEOPLE SAY OBAMA IS BEING SILLY, OBAMA IS UNDERPLAYING THE THREAT, OBAMA IS BEING IRRESPONSIBLE. I THINK IT’S MUCH MORE IRRESPONSIBLE WHEN ELECTED OFFICIALS SUCH AS BOBBY JINDAL TALK ABOUT AN INVASION, MUSLIM INVASION, THAT MUSLIM IMMIGRATION IS AN INVASION, THESE KINDS OF THINGS THAT PLAY INTO THE HAND OF THESE EXTREMISTS WHO WANT TO PORTRAY THIS AS A CLASH BETWEEN EAST AND WEST. >>LET ME JUST RESPOND TO THAT BECAUSE I THINK YOU MAKE SOME GOOD POINTS. HOWEVER, I THINK THERE’S ALSO A STRAW MAN HERE. NO ONE IS SAYING WE’RE AT WAR WITH ISLAM. THE WORD IS “ISLAMIC EXTREMISM.” SO THAT CAVEAT IS BUILT INTO THE LANGUAGE OR RADICAL ISLAM. THE POINT IS THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT ISLAM’S PR SHOP. IT’S MODERATE MUSLIMS THAT ARE GOING TO DO THE BEST WORK IN COMMUNICATING JUST THE KINDS OF DISTINCTIONS, IMPORTANT DISTINCTIONS THAT YOU’RE MAKING.>>I COMPLETELY AGREE.>>THE UNITED STATES’S JOB IS TO NAME OUR ENEMIES CLEARLY SO OUR ALLIES OVERSEAS AND MEN AND WOMEN FIGHTING OVERSEAS KNOW WHO THEY ARE. >>VERY QUICKLY. YOU BRING UP OUR ALLIES OVERSEAS, IN ORDER TO KEEP OUR ALLIES ON BOARD, IN ORDER TO HELP FIGHT THIS FIGHT, IN ORDER TO CHALLENGE AND CONFRONT THESE TERRORISTS WHERE THEY ARE COMMITTING THE BIGGEST ATROCITIES, WHICH IS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD AND MUSLIMS ARE THE BIGGEST VICTIMS, WE NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE AND WE NEED TO BE ACCURATE, AS THE WHITE HOUSE SAID. I AGREE, WHEN YOU USE THE TERM “RADICAL ISLAM” IT’S DIFFERENT FROM ISLAM. YOU’VE SEEN “AMERICAN SNIPER,” POPULAR CULTURE AND MEDIA INTERNALIZING PATRIOT ACT AND LANGUAGE AROUND, THAT I THINK THERES A DANGER, WHETHER INTENTIONALLY OR NOT, WHETHER SOMETHING THE MEDIA IS KNOWINGLY DOING, CONTINUES TO PERPETUATE THIS IDEA MUSLIMS ARE TO BE FEARED BEYOND JUST RADICAL SLOMS. I THINK WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF THE TACTICS THE WHITE HOUSE IS DEPLOYING. >>FROM POLITICS TO MEDIA. I WAS STRUCK BY POLITICS IN “THE INDEPENDENT.” TALKING ABOUT THIS PHRASE. LET ME READ THE QUOTE THAT STOOD OUT THE MOST. THE THREAT FROM GROUPS LIKE THESE SEEMS LESS MONSTROUS, MORE MANAGEABLE. WENT ON TO SAY, WE DON’T REPORT ON MURDERERS AS AVENGERS EVEN THOUGH IT MIGHT HAVE GUIDED THEIR HAND? WHY, GROUPS TERROR INCLUDING THAT IN THEIR TITLE. AHMED THE LANGUAGE WE USE OVERIN FLATS THE THREAT A COUNTRY LIKE THE UNITED STATES FACES FROM TERRORISM?>>ABSOLUTELY. IT’S HARD TO BE DEFINITIVE ABOUT IT BUT THERE’S A STATISTIC PUT OUT WIDELY DISCUSSED BY NEW AMERICAN FOUNDATION THAT FOUND RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS ACTUALLY HAVE KILLED MORE AMERICANS SINCE 9/11 THAN MUSLIM EXTREMISTS. I BRING THAT UP BECAUSE IN LIGHT OF WHAT HAPPENED IN PARIS A FEW WEEKS AGO WE SAW EURO POLL COME OUT WITH A STATISTIC THAT ONLY 2% OF TERRORIST ATTACKS IN EUROPE IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY MUSLIMS. SO THERE IS A DISTORTION, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR NOT BY THE MEDIA, BY WESTERN GOVERNMENTS IN TERMS OF HOW MUSLIMS ARE PORTRAYED, HOW THIS THREAT IS PORTRAYED. I THINK THAT THAT’S WHY USING — EXERCISING KIND OF RESPONSIBILITY, EXERCISING CAUTION IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS ONLY GOING TO SERVE US WELL. >>I WONDER WHAT’S WORSE, TO OVERINFLATE THE THREAT OR DOWNPLAY THE THREAT TOO MUCH. I PERSONALLY FEEL WE NEED TO ADJUST OUR SENSE OF HOW IMPORTANT TERRORISM IS AS A THREAT TO THE COUNTRY VERSUS ALL THE OTHER CONCERNS AND THREATS UNITED STATES FACES. S.E., I HEAR YOU JUMPING IN. >>I HEARD PRESIDENT OBAMA MENTION IN THE INTERVIEW WITH FAREED ZAKARIA. WE DON’T WANT TO OVERINFLATE OR GIVE CREDENCE. HILLARY CLINTON DECIDED NOT TO PUT BOKO HARAM ON THE TERROR LIST FOR THAT REASON. AS WE KNOW IT DID NOTHING TO STOP THE REIGN OF TERROR. THESE SEMANTIC, THEY ARE NOT UNIMPORTANT BUT THEY ARE DISTRACTIONS. WE NEED TO FACE REALITY AND NAME THINGS FOR WHAT THEY ARE OF

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  1. I love how RIGHTY'S want people to believe GUNS DON"T KILL….PEOPLE DO  but that's the same thing as blaming a religion for killing when it's "RADICAL PEOPLE" NOT THE RELIGEON.  WOW the DOUBLE STANDARD IS REAL!

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  2. Terrorism is the By-Product of Western Intervention in the Middle East to steal OIL and Gas. You only have yourselves to blame for the what is happening in the West.

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  3. And the divine force born out of the imagination said ,"I never produced any Jesus, Allah or Nanak, you created them from your own thoughts. I never guided or wrote any books, you wrote them and started following them of your own choice. I never created nor was limited to any language, you defined it in Arab, Hebrew or Latin. I never asked you to send crusaders to spread my name, you did it to satisfy your own ego. The time and the calendars is also your own imagination. In fact, your life or death is also insignificant to me because I am eternal. You were, are and will always be my part, whether you accept it or not.".
    The smart but stubborn farmer insisted, "Why all that is born or created out of soil, be it vegetables, fruits, animal meat, human lives or metals has to terminate into the earth again? Why dont you let the humans enjoy an eternal life?".
    Before vanishing into the amazing non matter world of thoughts and imaginations, the divine force whispered "

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  4. One day Obama went to Indonesia and my president jokowi dodo is a Muslim Soo
    Don't think that my president kiils obama

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  5. There have been more than 19000 documented terror attacks by Muslims since 9/11. This channel is trying to whitewash Islam?

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  6. Stop being mandominated and stop terrorism only males are terrorists bcse they are mindless beings on earth felames are smarter.science also proves tht.

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  7. Should we say school shooters and serial killers are “Christian Terrorist” or sexual predators in the Catholic Church are “Catholic Predators” ? Let’s no tag Islam in whole as terrorist. They hate white Americans and will go to any means to do harm, financing isn’t never a problem. “Wanna know the truth follow the 💰”
    (Abe Lincoln)

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  8. Okay. If you're gonna call a muslim who robs a bank islamic terrorist, Imma gonna call the Christian ppl who robs banks, Christian terrorism. We don't portray on the news Christian terrorists every time they rob a bank at Saudhi Arabia. What if we did? Wouldn't you feel offended at all? If not, haha you're not even commited to your religion

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  9. Christians have a New Testament that they go by, otherwise they would be same as Muslims , Muslims got to kill to fully follow their scriptures, we would also have to kill if we followed Old Testament. That’s basically it

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  10. When a muslim kills someone, he earns the sin worth killing all of mankind. The ISIS are not true muslims. Islam is perfect, muslims are not. Dont be confused. Dont blame all muslims for their fowl acts.

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  11. yes, it is. Am a native speaker of arabic and I know all the verses in Quran thst urges to kill others. Even explanations from very early muslims match my interpretation of Quran. No wonder why most of the terrorism acts are performed by muslims.

    قَاتِلُوا الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَلَا بِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَلَا يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَلَا يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ حَتَّىٰ يُعْطُوا الْجِزْيَةَ عَن يَدٍ وَهُمْ صاغرون..

    And heaps more

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  12. Islam was spread by the sword and the prophet was a murderous warlord. Jihad and holy rewards in the afterlife in the doctrine for killing non-believers are repeated concepts in the Koran and Hadith, but we're told ISIS and Al Qaeda are misusing the obviously peaceful religion. Islam is extreme and ISIS is following the doctrine for exactly what it preaches and instructs. End the politically correct lies and madness.

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  13. I am so dissapointed in all of my catholic brothers who promote hate against Islam. I am a christian myself and i have studied Islam for a long time, yes in the past i also thought it was a terrorist religion but after i looked more into it, it turns out that you are all wrong. So, let's get the first thing off….ISIS….So you call a WHOLE Religion evil just because of ONE Radical Group? I know there are still lesser known ones but ISIS is the most popular. You don't think that christianity had it's own fair share of terrorism? What about School Shooters? Bank Robers? Murderers? Those things are committed every day by at least one Christian, and it is terrorism. Let's not forget that our religion has it's own radical groups, the most popular is The KKK, and they have the same goal as ISIS, and let's not forget the Nazis. It turned out that 89% Of Nazis were christians…And they slaughtered Jews. So don't think that our religion also didn't commit Terrorism! And you all claim that the prophet married a 6 year old? And where did you read that from, oh i know….The Book of hadith who has TONS of fake and manmade hadiths in of itself, is there anywhere in the Kur'An that says that? No! In fact she was 17 when she got married, watch the video "Did the Prophet Marry a 9 Year old" and everything will be explained. And let's get to the last bit….. where in the Quran it says to instruct to "Kill"

    The quote "KILL THEM Wherever you find them" is a quote in the Quran (Al Baqara)

    Isn't it so easy to assume the Quran is instructing evil by that ONE Contextless quote?

    Here is the verse:

    191. Kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they drove you out, as Fitnah (to create Disorder) is more severe than killing. However, do not fight them near Al-Masjid-ul-Haram unless they fight you there. However, if they fight you, you may kill them. Such is the reward of the disbelievers

    Ok now read the verse that comes before it:

    190. Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight you, and do not transgress. Verily, Allah does not like transgressors

    Things should start to make sense now…..

    Haters often use the first verse to preach against Islam. But if they were to literally read the verse that comes before it, everything would make sense! The verse was sent down during a WAR when snemies tried to attack Muslims. Thus, it was instructed for them to FIGHT BACK – Without crossing the limits.

    It's funny when haters mention that verse and claim they've read the Quran. if they did, they would have realized Islam was truly about peace and fairness! Even during war, they are instructed to fight in the most peaceful manner.

    Again, don't think that christianity or our religion didn't have terrorism! Please read actual explenations befkre assuming anything! May long live Islam!!!!💕💕💕

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  14. ISIS was created by the US to suppress the people and keep people in fear of something. All the recordings that we see on tv are fake videos, Hollywood tricks. The Muslim brotherhood is the real enemy, and that’s what the media will never say. Obama is a member of the Muslim brotherhood, it’s amazing how many organizations of the Muslim brotherhood are in control in the US.

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  15. Isis is a birth of America, America is killing muslims in Afghanistan Iraq Pakistan Syria Phalastine with the help of Israel,hindus are occupied on kashmir they are killing muslim's children Thier wives sisters brothers then why still muslims are terrorist.

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  16. Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) Said:

    "Whoever killed a Mu'ahid (a person who is granted the pledge of protection by the Muslims) shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise though its fragrance can be smelt at a distance of forty years (of traveling).”

    Source: Sahih Bukhari Vol. 9, Book 83, Hadith 49

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  17. Iam amuslim guy from Egypt.I study relegions.Those terrorists are not islamic people they are just some of idiots which America finances them to eliminate Islam but believe me it will not work. Soon millions of people will turn to Islam and this is not my words but it is the promise of God. You can search to make sure that it is true….Believe it or not it is your decision.

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  18. Muslims rob oil in Texas? ( interesting )

    West don´t kow live Islam, but talk most.

    As far Tyrants rule world, tyrants will cause believers to brother-wars and judge belivers as guilty, also believers cannot be realized in perfect divine life ways.
    Who invades whos countries for oil?

    YOU CAN REALIZE PEOPLE OF A RELIGION BY THEIR BEHAVIOUR ONLY

    Real Statistics:

    – Christians and Jews slaughtered 100 million native Americas, robbed their gold
    – Christians and Jews slaved murdered 100s millions 90 % of Africa, robbed gold diamonds
    – Christians Jews initiated both World Wars: 200 million murders worldwide
    – Christians Jews still rob World-Ressources and cause brother-wars among muslims
    – Christians Jews Atom-bombed whole cities in Hiroshima Nagasaki, in Vietnam, Corea
    – Christians and Jews religion is money and material
    – No others were more evil to Mankind than Christs and Jews
    – So who has Terror Religion? Who is Terrorist and untill today invading for oil?

    Has any Muslim robbed out texas for oil?

    Muslims
    – Are the only ones praying as whole group, to Creator
    – Are only ones pilgrimage Mekka where Abraham and other Prophts were
    – Only ones sacre for Allah as all Prophets even know Jesus better than others
    – Are only ones interested spiritually believing preparing for eternal afterlife
    – Muslims only go work pray and daily life, just want freed from Christian Jew Invasion Ressources Robbery
    – Islam is only increasing rising religion worldwide. All others decrease and not lived
    – These must have Reason: Fate .. dont forget Allah c.c.
    – Jesus is Muslim says also JEW PROFESSOR SHARON – see 2 minutes Youtube

    You believe by Media as christians or rather deal with God as muslims?
    All Prophets of Creator were muslims watch video of jew professor sharon (2 minutes).
    FACTS cannot be denied, as we all will be divinely judged, save yourself by seek for divine way, this is divine duty for each of us .. good luck

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  19. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
    If you believe that Islam is not a terrorist
    👇

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  20. May be this killing is a staged one happening in CIA and FBI headquarters… Somewhat I stopped believing USA Govt after researching on 911 incident 😏

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  21. I am Indian Hindu….. Islamic terror is biggest problem here……… Root of world is Sanatan but these Islam gonna make it extinct soon…. 🙏

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  22. The same reason he doesn't use the term Christian terrorist for home grown right-wing militants that murder innocent people. FYI ISIS is not a religious group they are a renegade godless militia who are govt.funded.

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  23. Not everybody who is Muslim is a terrorist. In fact, the majority of terrorists in the world probably don’t have anything to do with religion. You can’t make that big a generalisation about a group of people.

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  24. Obama once was live and born from the number one islam population country indonesia, he is indonesian in blood, so he knew the value of a muslim.👍

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  25. I know what Obama had done to American and out the country and I'm really shame of what he already done 😔😔i search every article, information about military of United State of America, the tourists in American that obama let in and etc. And I found out something that make me hate Obama. 😐😐🙁🙁
    *sorry for my grammar if got some mistakes…

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  26. He's not our president anymore. Due to his TREASON, we have Trump now. Trump is right, but he needs to have more finesse.

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  27. I wish Stelter would go report on the topic over there. Yeah.

    Why won't Obooma say it? Because he is a tool.

    WELL worth repeating – Barack ObaWELL worth repeating – Barack Obama’s Golden Oldies:

    1. “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.”
    2. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period.”
    3. “The average family will save $2,500 a year under my plan.”
    4. “All of those jobs that went overseas are never coming back.”
    5. “If I am elected, I will move the US embassy to Jerusalem.”
    6. “We have won the war in Iraq. Our troops can come home.”
    7. “Iran’s moderate leaders have agreed to stop nuclear research under our agreement.”
    8. “ISIS is a generational problem for this country.”
    9. “We soon will be welcoming home our hero, Bo Bergdahl.”
    10. “We call it violent extremism, not Muslim extremism.”
    11. “Like you, I read about that in the newspaper.” 
    12. “Hillary Clinton is the least(2008),most(2016), qualified person to be president.
    13. “There is a new normal. The new normal is 2% growth
    14. 'I promise to close Guantanamo!'
    15. "ISIS is the JV team."
    16. "I've visited 57 states" on 2008 campaign trail. I guess if you count some of them twice, this makes sense.

    "R-S-P-E-C-T." –flubbing the spelling of Aretha Franklin's famous song "Respect" while paying tribute to the iconic singer, New York, NY (March 6, 2014)

    "Even though most people agree… I'm presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don't take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind-meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right." –mixing up Star Wars and Star Trek references while discussing working with Republicans in Congress (March 1, 2013)

    "And finally, Bos, I just want to say thank you for Youkilis." –joking at a fundraiser in Boston about the Red Sox trading their beloved slugger Kevin Youkilis to Chicago White Sox, Obama's hometown team. The line drew boos from the audience. (June 25, 2012)

    "When I meet with world leaders, what's striking — whether it's in Europe or here in Asia…" -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011

    "We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad." —Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 22, 2011

    "We're not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you're providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy." —on Wall Street reform, Quincy, Ill., April 29, 2010

    "One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world — Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard." –mispronouncing "Corpsman" (the "ps" is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman's name is also Christopher, not Christian)

    "The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries." –Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

    "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It's the Post Office that's always having problems." –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

    "The Cambridge police acted stupidly." —commenting on a white police officer's arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass., at a news conference, July 22, 2009

    "The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings, and inefficiencies to our health care system." –in remarks after a health care roundtable with physicians, nurses and health care providers, Washington, D.C., July 20, 2009

    "It was also interesting to see that political interaction in Europe is not that different from the United States Senate. There's a lot of — I don't know what the term is in Austrian, wheeling, and dealing." –confusing German for "Austrian," a language which does not exist, Strasbourg, France, April 6, 2009

    "No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It's like — it was like Special Olympics, or something." –making an off-hand joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show", March 19, 2009 (Obama later called the head of the Special Olympics to apologize)

    "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances." –after saying he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepared to take office, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2008 (Obama later called Nancy Reagan to apologize)

    "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." — defending his tax plan to Joe the Plumber, who argued that Obama's policy hurts small-business owners like himself, Toledo, Ohio, Oct. 12, 2008

    "What I was suggesting — you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith…" –in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who jumped in to correct Obama by saying "your Christian faith," which Obama quickly clarified

    "I'm here with the Girardo family here in St. Louis." –speaking via satellite to the Democratic National Convention, while in Kansas City, Missouri, Aug. 25, 2008

    "Let me introduce to you the next President — the next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden." –slipping up while introducing Joe Biden at their first joint campaign rally, Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 23, 2008

    "Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee — which is my committee — a bill to call for divestment from Iran as a way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don't obtain a nuclear weapon." –referring to a committee he is not on, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008

    "Let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under a McCain…administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel's under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change." –Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008

    "How's it going, Sunshine?" –campaigning in Sunrise, Florida

    "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

    "Hold on one second, sweetie, we're going to do — we'll do a press avail." –to a female reporter for ABC's Detroit affiliate who asked about his plan to help American autoworkers.

    "I've now been in 57 states — I think one left to go." –at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon.

    "Why can't I just eat my waffle?" –after being asked a foreign policy question by a reporter while visiting a diner in Pennsylvania

    "It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." –explaining his troubles winning over some working-class voters

    "The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, you know, there's a reaction that's been bred in our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way, and that's just the nature of race in our society."

    "Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions." –exasperated by reporters after a news conference

    "You're likable enough, Hillary." –during a Democratic debate

    "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas.

    Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed." –on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

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  28. Religion of pieces explodes again.
    Compare:
    Radical Christian = Love your enemy
    Radical islam = kill the infidel
    Yeshua will fight the islamic nations when He returns. Start with Isaiah 63….Who is this riding, Mighty to save,,,,,

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  29. This is islam. This is what fascists wants to bring to western society to cause chaos so they can remake society in the image of Stalin's Soviet Union.

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  30. Look ! All of the muslims aren't terrorist , all of the nations have in terrorism , christian , jewish , muslim

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  31. Because "Islam" ("Peace" in Arabic) and "terrorism" are constantly and wrongfully associated with one another in the mainstream media. People get the notion that Islam is the only religion that resorts to violence, because the media, certain re-written copies of the Qur'an, and the public's own bias opinions say so.

    The Qur'an can either be violent, or peaceful depending on any of the thousands of re-written versions that currently exist. Some versions of the Qur'an were written during peacetime, and others during wartime. Majority of the re-written versions of the Qur'an point towards condemnation on attacks on other religions. If anyone, including the mainstream media weren't such bots and did any actual research, they would know this.

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  32. Sahih al-Bukhari volume 1 Book 2 verse 24

    Narrated Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform a that, then they save their lives an property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah."

    Quran Sura 9:29

    Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgement of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.

    Quran Sura 9:123

    O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).

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  33. ISIS NOT RELATED TO ISLAM , IF ISIS REPRESENTS ISLAM NO MUSLIM WILL SURVIVE IN LIFE.
    Read about islam , see how much we love Jesus Moses and all prophets. Read about mohammed peace be upon him and you will know why we love him.

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  34. IsIS make by CIA America and support by America and Israel so ISIS kills more Muslims than non Muslims isis destroy more mosques than church’s. It’s utterly ridiculous to say that isis representing Islam.

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  35. Medic says he, not Navy SEAL accused of war crimes, killed injured ISIS teen in stunning turnaroud https://www.rt.com/usa/462356-medic-admits-killing-isis/
    They killed isis member to save him from what iraqis would do to him. Is it because he was not beheaded everyone happy? Thot isis bad for murdering captives well it looks like usa is the same dont bring them around seals and iraq well they wouldnt kill him… its barbaric specially coming from us much less that we claim civil stance.
    Im ashamed. R u?

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  36. Correct me if I am wrong – but isn't every single member of ISIS a muslim? Their leader has a PhD in Islam but Obama thinks he knows Islam better than him eh? How do you explain recent converts to Islam joining ISIS if Islam has nothing to do with terrorism? Obama takes on the role of an Imam after every terrorist incident and issues a fatwa on ISIS – "no you are not muslim". Not even top Imams from Egypt could do that but Obama knows better and probably has never even read the Koran.

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  37. SO THE CRUSADES WHO KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MORE PEOPLE ARE TERRORISTS, SO CHRISTIANS ARE TERRORISTS??? SUCH HYPOCRISY IS RIDICULOUS!!!

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  38. are Crusades Christian Terrorism?

    www.ae911truth.com
    over 3000 engineers and architects prove 911 was demolition controlled.

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  39. person: I wanna ho to dubai!
    Same person: arabs are terrorists!
    Dubai is an arab city, yet everyone wants to go there!
    So you really take a small portion of muslims and call ALL of them terrorists?

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  40. A woman who died at 85 was a blind mystic and her predictions were 85% correct. She predicted 9/11 and the 2004 Tsunami. Her last prediction was that our next black president will be our last president then we will be taken over by Islamic Terrorists.

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  41. Isis isn’t even real Islam what the fuck do y’all mean 😂😂😂
    Islam is saying that follow gods rule and don’t kill anyone and do suicide with it
    It never said go hijack a fucking plane and be like
    “Allah huakbar” and kill everyone
    That’s real Islam fake Islam is the example I used

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