So, what do we call our enemies?

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John Brennan, President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser said today jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam," arguing that the term "jihadists" should not be used to describe America's enemies.

Nor should we call our enemies terrorists, because terrorism is a "tactic" and terror is a "state of mind." Our enemies, he said, are victims of "political, economic and social forces," but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in "religious terms."  

This despite studies and evidence that concludes that terrorists are not so much victims but a bunch of angry fanatics. Whether they use their religion as a rationalization for their hateful violence, or whether they actually believe in a God that requires the beheading of infidels, I guess we don't really know. 

But, Brennan speaks for a mindset that allows the only explanation for evil acts (if we may call them that)  is victimization. Over looking, of course, that Osma bin Laden is the scion of a weather Islamic family.

So, what do we call our enemies? Gosh, I don't know. Victims of our oppression? 

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Tags: Islam, John Brennan, terrorism


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  • Who are these people????? Do you see now what is passing for homeland security. I don't know who's more dangerous,osama or obama.These fools just don't get it.

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