Monday, January 7, 2013

John Brennan: Jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam, violent extremists victims of “political, economic and social forces,”

President Obama's former top counter-terrorism adviser and current nominee to head the CIA has said we shouldn't describe Islamic terrorists as "Jihadists." He thinks these scum who murder in the name of Allah are victims of “political, economic and social forces...” John Brennan should never be confirmed.

FOX News
The president’s top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies.

During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in “religious terms.”

He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not “terrorism,”...

“Nor do we describe our enemy as ‘jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children,” Brennan said...

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