The great majority of terrorists targeting Americans will tell you up front that Islam is their motivation for jihad or “holy war.” That is why it is both baffling and disturbing that a new Obama administration memo forbids the mention of Islam in the “terrorism” context.
It should be noted that this is the same administration that changed “terrorism” to “man made disaster” while our wars abroad were rephrased as “Overseas Contingency Operations.”
Such a redefinition of terms in the hopes it will change reality gives us an outstanding glimpse into the minds of the radicals who seek to remake this country. Liberals believe that through massive propaganda and the cynical use of euphemisms they can make their solipsistic dream worlds become reality.
The left’s approach to the war on terror is thus a bit like the childhood game where the toddler covers his eyes and thinks that mommy can’t see her. The illusion may provide a good kick, but ultimately, it’s just an illusion.
More hide-and-go-seek with the truth can be seen with the earlier re-branding of the Fort Hood assassin’s case, one where the Muslim terrorist screamed “Allahu Akhbar!” before killing 11 and wounding 31, from a domestic terrorism incident to a case of “workplace violence.”
The Muslims are not going to care one wit if America stops fighting the war on terrorists. The Democrat Party can be as sensitive and as politically correct as it wants. We can subject grandmas and small children to random pat downs so as not to offend the sensibilities of people who think women are property and homosexuality is a sin against Allah. But Muslims won’t return the favor. They are not going to think we’re noble and enlightened, they are going to think we’re infidels. And weak infidels at that.
As delusional as Islamic terrorists are, they don’t think America will disappear if they close their eyes. But they do think Americans will disappear if they close their eyes after detonating a bomb vest in a public square.