Obama Defends His Refusal To Call Muslim Terrorists “Islamists”

US President Barack Obama refuses to call radical terrorists Islamists because he says he doesn't want to validate their claims they represent the Muslim religion.
When confronted by a Gold Star mother, whose 19-year-old son died in Iraq, Obama explains that the issue “has been sort of manufactured.”

“I've said repeatedly that where we see terrorist organizations like al Qaeda or ISIL, they have perverted and distorted and tried to claim the mantle of Islam for an excuse, for basically barbarism and death,” he noted at a townhall meeting put on by CNN.

Then, in what seemed like a reference to Donald Trump, Obama lambasted “people aspiring...to become president talking about Muslim-Americans here and the notion that somehow we'd start having religious tests”

“You were clearly talking about the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, just then,” said moderator Jake Tapper, interrupting him.

Obama replied, “No, I wasn't.”
Obama continued to insist he wasn't talking about Trump (the only candidate still in the race who has proposed a religious test for entry into the country) claiming that position is “not unique to the Republican nominee.”

He continued: “And, again...I'm trying to be careful. We're on a military base,' he said. 'I don't want to insert partisan politics into this.”

Source: MailOnline
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