Mitt Romney Uncategorized War Against the Jihad



But before president Bush spoke of War on Terror, he spoke about the war on Islamofascism. That was a short lived label, after so much pressure from the Democrats and Muslim groups, he changed it to the innocuous sounding WOT. Obama picked up from there, so much so, that the words Islam and Muslim became alien to the official language describing the enemy.

NOTE: We shall see if Romney, as president, will continue to use these words, with great interest. It will be interesting and telling to see whether the use of jihadists outlasts his first term.

H/T: Fjordman via Jihad Watch & Atlas Shrugs

Romney tags jihadists as enemy, marking shift from Obama, Bush

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney identified “jihadists” as the enemy facing the United States in the Middle East, marking a sharp rhetorical contrast with U.S. defense policy in place since 2001.

“We’re going to have to put in place a very comprehensive and robust strategy to help the — the world of Islam and other parts of the world, reject this radical violent extremism,” Romney said, highlighting the link between Islam and terrorism.

“We can’t kill our way out of this mess … The right course for us is to make sure that we go after the — the people who are leaders of these various anti-American groups and these — these jihadists, but also help the Muslim world,” Romney said.

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  1. Romney is clueless when it comes to Islam and Jihad.
    “Timothy R. Furnish, PhD (Islamic, World, African history) is an analyst and writer, US Army veteran and recovering college professor who consults for the US government and military and this is what he has to say about Romney.
    It seems clear that Romney’s position on Islam is closer to Barack Obama’s than to the mainstream of his own party. In an interview with U.S News & World Report in 2009, he said this:
    I spoke about three major threats America faces on a long term basis. Jihadism is one of them, and that is not Islam. If you want my views on Islam, it’s quite straightforward. Islam is one of the world’s great religions and the great majority of people in Islam want peace for themselves and peace with their maker. They want to raise families and have a bright future. There is, however, a movement in the world known as jihadism. They call themselves jihadists and I use the same term. And this jihadist movement is intent on causing the collapse of moderate Muslim states and the assassination of moderate Muslim leaders. It is also intent on causing collapse of other nations in the world. It’s by no means a branch of Islam. It is instead an entirely different entity. In no way do I suggest it is a part of Islam [emphasis added].”

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