Within the Obama administration, “Islamic terrorism” is an offense that dare not speak its name. The administration referred to the Fort Hood massacre, where Nidal Malik Hasan, a self-identified “Soldier of Allah” who shouted “Allahu Akbar” while shooting dozens of people, as “workplace violence.” Why? Whose feelings are being spared?
Certainly not Hasan’s or those of groups like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, which proudly take credit for the mayhem they cause.
A plea to the White House from potential victims and targets of Islamic terrorism here in Washington, Paris and beyond: Call it what it is. Dispense with safe words and focus on the real foe.
As Aretha Franklin sang, “Who’s zoomin’ who?” Who’s being fooled?