February 23, 2015

Describing ISIL as ‘Islamic’ and ‘Extreme’ Really Is That Easy

Barack Obama and Co. refuse to say “Islamic extremists” despite the questions raised by such delusionary obfuscation. Fortunately, the head of the all-important Senate Foreign Relations Committee isn’t the stickler for apologetic language as are his Democrat counterparts. Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN), who recently spent some time in Turkey, Kuwait and Iraq – countries immediately threatened by ISIL’s rampage – gave a blunt, albeit accurate, characterization of what the world is dealing with in the wake of jihadis’ resurgence. Asked by NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, “Do you think it matters whether we call ISIS ‘radical Islam,’ or just ‘radical extremists’?” Corker replied, “They are Islamic, there’s no question. They are extreme in what they’re doing.” In just six words, Corker gave a far more articulate definition of ISIL than Barack Obama ever has: They are Islamic, and they are extreme. Still, based on what DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson posited over the weekend, Corker’s remarks are giving ISIL “too much dignity.” But as columnist Peggy Noonan observes, “[T]he young men and women ISIS recruits from Western nations already live in peaceful democracies. It’s not enough. They want something else. It is, ironically, disrespectful not to name what they are, and what they are about.” A serious response requires taking off the rose-colored glasses. [H/T: National Review]

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.