Call It What It Is:
Before President Trump
delivered his Joint Address to Congress, uncertainty loomed over
whether he would water down his penchant for speaking the truth about
our radical Islamic adversaries.
Any reasonable person can see
the common characteristic between the 9/11 hijackers, the Fort Hood
jihadist, the Boston bombers, the Paris attackers, the San Bernardino
couple, and the Orlando nightclub shooter, and no, itâ€™s not that
theyâ€™re all Jehovah Witnesses.
First, letâ€™s be frank: if the
term â€śradical Islamic terrorismâ€ť magically turns you into a jihadist,
consider me unconvinced that you were a â€śmoderate.â€ť
it is peaceful, Western-loving Muslims who suffer the most when
political correctness shackles our ability to properly identify this
enemy, particularly the young and impressionable.
impressionable Muslims both here and around the globe must be
cognizant of the fact that there is a particularly evil way in which
Islam has been used to oppress and wreak havoc.
They need to
see the catastrophic horror radical Islam can have on a society and
the human spirit.
They need to know that this radicalism caused
a group of young men to hijack an airliner, and fly it straight into
the World Trade Center, killing themselves, and thousands of innocent
They need to know that it spawned the
rise of the Islamic State and the genocide of thousands of Christians
and moderate Muslims who stand in its way.
They need to know
that it justifies the murder of homosexuals, women accused of
adultery, and the horrific practice of female genital mutilation under
Are we really supposed to believe that our use of
an accurate phrase is going to be received as more egregious than
these reprehensible acts by so-called â€śmoderates?â€ť
More to it,
this type of rhetorical dilution is received not as a noble gesture by
true moderates, but as a sign of weakness by our enemies, further
emboldening them in their quest for our destruction.
donâ€™t seek an Islamic caliphate because of our willingness to label
them the radicals that they are, they seek a caliphate because the
Koran commands them to.
If our speech creates more terrorists,
why is there so much terrorism in Islamic countries governed not by
freedom of speech, but by Sharia law?
Does Boko Haram slaughter
Nigerians because they use the phrase â€śradical Islamic
How about the Islamic State? Do they slaughter
moderate Muslims in their path because of this phrase?
radicals did not massacre Christians in my home country of Lebanon
because we labeled them radical Islamic terrorists.
not want me dead as a young girl for offending them with my speech,
they wanted me dead because I was an infidel.
only does the notion that our use of the term â€śRadical Islamic
Terrorismâ€ť does more damage than good inaccurate, but to refrain from
doing so is to surrender our most precious American commodity: freedom
Imagine all the social and political
advancements that would never have succeeded had brave men and women
who fought to achieve them remained silent, out of fear for how those
opposing them would react.
Imagine if Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. had avoided speaking out about injustices plaguing our nation
because someone told him that to do so may cause even further
Should we not have spoken out about â€śWhite
Supremacyâ€ť in the Jim Crow south at the risk of alienating all
We cannot allow ourselves to becomes prisoners of our
enemies, who enjoy nothing more than when we submit to their
I, for one, didnâ€™t immigrate to America to have some
radical Islamist dictate what I can and canâ€™t say. If using the
accurate term â€śradical Islamic terrorismâ€ť offends you, sorry, I donâ€™t
This in mind, President Trumpâ€™s willingness to explicitly
label our enemy what they are during his Joint Address to Congress,
which is radical Islamic terrorists, should be viewed as a victory not
merely by those who voted for him, but by all those who embrace the
idea of a free and tolerant society.
Weâ€™ve tried political
correctness for the past 15 years as a force for defeating our
adversaries, the time has come to change course.
Americans need to make it clear once and for all, that we will not
tolerate radical Jihadists threatening our very existence, nor the
politically correct dogma that enables it.
Nothing is more
preciously American than freedom of speech, and we will not continue
to erode it out of fear for how our radical Islamic adversaries will
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