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Published On: Sat, Jan 17th, 2015

California rep Barbara Lee claims saying ‘Islamic extremists’ will anger terrorists

When asked if the Obama Administration was right to refuse to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) backed the White House because saying “Islamic Extremists” would anger the terrorists.

Lee said to Chris Hayes of MSNBC, “They’re responsible for ensuring our national security. We have to be careful in our language and how we — I don’t want to see any more anger and hostility or violence in the world. Our response to terrorism is a response that makes us safer that begins to dismantle and degrade terrorist organizations, not create more havoc, anger, and hostility in the world.”

Muhammad cartoon

A cartoon sparked massive violence, but will Americans call the terrorists “Islamic extremists”
photo: Charlie Hebdo Muhammad insult which provoked riots and protests previously

The critics have called the politically correct dangerous.

Following the horrifying attack on Charlie Hebdo, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that France was now at war and would respond with immediate force.

Valls said, “It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity.”

Lee continued, “I have to just say to the President and the White Wouse they’re absolutely correct. And I’m not even talking about being politically correct. I’m talking about in the context of our national security.”

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