Tuesday on CNN’s “Wolf,” while discussing the terror attacks in Brussels at the Maalbeek Metro station and and Zaventem airport, which resulted in deaths of at least 31 and hundreds injured, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said the accusations from politicians on the right that part of the problem is President Barack Obama won’t even say the words radical Islamic terrorism is “dangerous” because it would imply we are at war with an entire religion.
Clinton said, “I call it radical jihadist terrorism because it is clearly rooted in Islamic thinking that has to be contested first and foremost by Muslims around the world. But I think it is a mistake. I have said it repeatedly, George W. Bush said it—to do anything that implies we are at war with an entire religion, with 1.2 or 4 billion people is not only wrong, it is dangerous. Right here at home, we need to be reaching out and including Muslim Americans and communities where they live in our first line of defense.”
“We don’t need them to feel if they hear or see something they can’t report it,” she continued. “We want them to report it. We want them to be a part of our protecting the United States. The same goes for Europe. So, you know, I think these debates about semantics really misses the point. I was involved in the most important counter terrorism effort of the last eight years and making a decision whether or not to go after Bin Laden. I think I understand the stakes.”
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