Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Eric Holder: We have nothing to gain using the terms radical Islam or Islamic extremism

All of the people beheaded or burned alive by the Islamic State would certainly disagree.

Current Attorney General Eric Holder claims there is nothing to gain using the terms radical Islam or Islamic extremism.

“You know, we spend more time, more time, talking about what do you call it as opposed to what do you do about it. You know, really, you know, if Fox didn’t talk about this, they’d have nothing else to talk about, it would seem to me.”

“Radical Islam, Islamic extremism – you know, I’m not sure an awful lot is gained by saying that. It doesn’t have an impact on our military posture, an impact on what we call it, on the policies we put in place.

"I don’t worry an awful lot about what the appropriate terminology, you know, ought to be. I think that people need to actually think about that and think about, really, we’re having this conversation about words as opposed to what our actions ought to be?

“The terminology has, seems to me, little or no impact on what ultimately we have to do," Holder said at the National Press Club in Washington.

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