Islamic terrorism doesn’t exist – religion’s not about murder

Islamic terrorism doesn’t exist because religion is not about murder, President Barack Obama says.

He is defending his refusal to speak about “Islamic terrorism”.

He wants us to “make sure that we do not lump these murderers into the billion Muslims that exist around the world who are peaceful … responsible … fellow troops and police officers and fire fighters and teachers and neighbors and friends.”

He compared the term “Islamic terrorism” with the idea of “Christian” crimes.

“If you had an organization …  killing and blowing people up and said, ‘We’re on the vanguard of Christianity.’

“As a Christian, I’m not going to let them claim my religion and say, ‘You’re killing for Christ.’ I would say that’s ridiculous.”

Obama made these remarks when a bereaved mother asked him if would use the term “Islamic terrorism” to describe the attack that killed her son.

“My son gave his life for acts of terrorism,” she said.

“Do you still believe that the acts of terrorism are done for the self-proclaimed Islamic religious motive?

“And if you do, why do you still refuse to use the term … Islamic terrorist?”

Besides explaining the reasons he refuses to accuse Muslims in general with terrorist behaviour he added “there’s no religious rationale that would justify in any way any of the things that they [the terrorists] do.”

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