During the 2016 presidential campaign, one of candidate Donald Trump’s appeal to voters was his assault on political correctness.
Specifically, he hit on the nerve that annoyed if not outraged millions of Americans, which was that the Obama regime refused to utter the term “radical Islamic terrorism” or “radical Islam.” It was seen by many as a perverted attempt by Obama, John Kerry, Eric Holder and that ilk to whitewash terrorism as to not blemish Obama’s favored religion — the religion of Obama’s youth, Islam.
By electing the “straight-talking” Donald Trump, at least we wouldn’t have to worry about him falling into the pit of political correctness, or would we?
Respected reporter and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich, a FOX News contributor, is reporting on Friday that as President Trump heads to the Middle East, any reference to Islam is being scrubbed from the upcoming speech he’s scheduled to give in Saudi Arabia.
Actually, based on a call with the WH today, the term Islamic terror has been dropped. Focus on "terrorism," why assume Islam? https://t.co/V4T84gXwIU
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 19, 2017
This isn’t the first time the Trump administration has avoided using the term. As Pavlich previously reported, in April after the horrific Islamic terrorist attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt, the president himself avoided tying the attacks to Islam, reducing the incident to the more vague, Obama-like “terrorist attack” lingo:
So sad to hear of the terrorist attack in Egypt. U.S. strongly condemns. I have great…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2017
Meanwhile, Trump National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster briefed reporters about President Trump’s trip to the Middle East, where he is scheduled to meet with leaders of more than 50 primary Muslim countries.
McMaster said the president would talk about his hopes “for a peaceful vision of Islam to dominate across the world.” McMaster, like Obama and John Kerry have long done, argued that terrorists have a “perverted interpretation of religion.”