Friday, June 17, 2016

Dem senator said he'd call it radical Islam 'in a heartbeat"

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) isn't afraid to call the ideology that declared war on us "radical Islam."

He said so two days ago on Fox and Friends.

From Politico:
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has a problem with President Barack Obama's refusal to call acts of terrorism like the one perpetrated Sunday in Orlando "radical Islam."

A day after President Barack Obama laced into his Republican critics and Donald Trump for slamming his rejection of the term "radical Islam," the West Virginia senator told "Fox & Friends" that he does not "know a Muslim in West Virginia or a Muslim anywhere in the country that doesn't believe that these people are radical if they have been radicalized to the point they want to kill innocent people or themselves."

As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Manchin said he had not been briefed on terminology as a strategy to defeat the Islamic State or other terrorist groups.

"If we could start using the term radical Islamists it shouldn't offend moderate Muslims, because they're not radical Islamists. And if we leave them in power for four and a half years, you know they're just going to get stronger. They have a legal system, they have a tax system. They have a news service. How does that show that we're effective in fighting ISIS?" Brian Kilmeade asked.
When Kilmeade directly asked him if he would use the term, Manchin replied, "I would do it in a heartbeat."

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