For whatever reason, President Obama has noticeably spent more time taking care to not insult Muslims by refusing to tie their religion to acts of terrorism. The public is well aware that radical Buddhists are not attacking people all over the world.
But what he did with the French President is just absurd. From the Media Research Center:
The White House website has censored a video of French Pres. Francois Hollande saying that “Islamist terrorism” is at the “roots of terrorism.”
The White House briefly pulled video of a press event on terrorism with Pres. Obama, and when it reappeared on the WhiteHouse.gov website and YouTube, the audio of Hollande’s translator goes silent, beginning with the words “Islamist terrorism,” then begins again at the end of his sentence.
Even the audio of Hollande saying the words “Islamist terrorism” in French have, apparently, been edited from the video.
Also, from the Media Research Center, and noted in bold is what’s been pulled:
“We are also making sure that between Europe and the United States there can be a very high level coordination.
“But we’re also well aware that the roots of terrorism, [Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition.] And we note that Daesh is losing ground thanks to the strikes we’ve been able to launch with the coalition.”
This is the kind of political correctness that drives people crazy. Again, it was not Jehovah’s Witnesses who committed suicide attacks in Belgium or who opened fire in a concert hall in Paris.
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