Why this guy still has any position in the administration is beyond me, but it’s clear whose side he is on, and it’s not on the side of truth or America.
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser H. R. McMaster has done it again, calling Islamic terrorists “irreligious.”
In a BBC radio interview, McMaster was asked about the fight to remove the Islamic State from the Middle East.
First, McMaster blasted Iran for “interacting” with Salafi jihadist groups. Then he went on to state:
And so what has to happen is a removal of these drivers of conflict. And that means defeating these jihadist terrorist organizations so that they can’t come back. That means denying them control of territory, populations, resources. Drying up their financing. But then also defeating their wicked ideology to expose their ideology as irreligious and illegitimate. And then it also involves addressing Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the region.
Does Mr. McMaster ever read history? Has he taken the time, as our third president, Thomas Jefferson, did to read the unholy book of our enemies so that he might deal with them appropriately in the Barbary Wars?
From his comments, I think not.
But this is just the latest taqiyya from McMaster regarding a denial of what is a historical and religious fact in Islam among devout followers of Muhammad, who was a terrorist himself.
In November, after Sayfullo Saipov plowed into a crowd of pedestrians and bicyclists in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people, McMaster referred to the attack as among a grouping of “mass murderers.”
This despite reports Saipov left behind a note declaring that the attack was perpetuated in the name of the Islamic State. And witnesses heard Saipov shout “Allahu Akbar!,” Arabic for “Allah is great,” during the terrorist assault. IS claimed responsibility for the attack.
One month earlier, McMaster labeled the September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorist attacks “mass murder attacks,” instead of calling them acts of terrorism.
This reporter previously exposed numerous other instances of McMaster minimizing the Islamic motivations of radical Muslim terrorists.
McMaster has reportedly previously petitioned against using the phrase “Islamic terrorism.”
In February, CNN cited a source inside a National Security Council meeting quoting McMaster as saying that use of the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” is unhelpful in working with allies to fight terrorism.
In May, McMaster spoke on ABC’s This Week about whether Trump would use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” in a speech that the president was about to give in Saudi Arabia. “The president will call it whatever he wants to call it,” McMaster said. “But I think it’s important that, whatever we call it, we recognize that [extremists] are not religious people. And, in fact, these enemies of all civilizations, what they want to do is to cloak their criminal behavior under this false idea of some kind of religious war.”
Breitbart News unearthed a 2014 speech about the Middle East in which McMaster claimed that Islamic terrorist organizations are “really un-Islamic” and are “really irreligious organizations” who cloak themselves in the “false legitimacy of Islam.”
Delivering the keynote address at last April’s Norwich University ROTC Centennial Symposium, McMaster criticized “modern-day barbarians like Daesh and al-Qaeda who cynically use a perverted interpretation of religion to perpetuate ignorance, incite hatred, and commit the most heinous crimes against innocents.”
Breitbart News also reported that McMaster endorsed and touted a book that frames jihad as a largely peaceful “means to struggle or exert effort,” such as waking up early in the morning to recite prayers. It argues that groups like al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations have hijacked the concept of jihad to wage warfare using such tactics as suicide bombings.
That same book calls Hamas an “Islamist political group” while failing to categorize the deadly organization as a terrorist group and refers to al-Qaeda attacks and anti-Israel terrorism as “resistance.”
That’s not all. Earlier this month, McMaster stated that Jihadis are “really irreligious criminals who use a perverted…interpretation of religion.”
He is defended by designated terror organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and fires those who have done their homework on Islam and jihad while allowing known liars and disinformation agents to maintain their top security clearance.
Why does President Trump continue to allow these kinds of ostriches in his administration? They are doing no one any good except for those who promote the demonic doctrines of Muhammad.