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Video: Cruz shreds DHS, Jeh Johnson over purge of Islamic-related terms

Ted CruzOn Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, grilled Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the Obama regime’s purging of references to Islam, jihad and Muslims from federal counterterrorism materials.

Johnson actually argued that leaving those terms in place encourages more terrorism while damaging cooperation between law enforcement and Muslim communities.

“If we in our efforts, here in the homeland, start giving the Islamic state the credence that they want, to be referred to as part of Islam or some form of Islam, we will get nowhere in our efforts to build bridges with Muslim communities, which we need to do in this current environment right now that includes homegrown violent extremists,” he said.

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Of course, that’s a bit like saying that referring to Nazis as Nazis might encourage them to continue acting like Nazis.

Cruz, however, argues that the regime’s failure to use accurate terminology when referring to terrorism conducted by Islamic terrorists is “willful blindness” that hinders efforts to combat radical Islamic terrorism.

Here’s video of the exchange:

The Daily Wire added:

The 9/11 Commission Report, published in November of 2002, used the words “jihad” 126 times, “Muslim” 145 times, and “Islam” 311 times.

“Jihad,” “Muslim,” “Islam,” and related terms, said Cruz, are “no longer allowed to be used in this administration.”

With the exception of one reference to “Muslim” in one of the following documents, Cruz noted that none of the terms were mentioned in the FBI’s current counterterrorism lexicon, the National Intelligence Strategy of 2009, the Strategic Implementation Plan to Prevent Violent Extremism of 2011, and the National intelligence Strategy of 2014.

In fact, the Obama regime has made it clear that “love” is the most effective response to those who wish to kill in the name of Allah.

Johnson continued to echo the politically-correct mantra of the regime.

“I think the labels, frankly, are less important except where we need to build bridges to American Muslim communities and not vilify them so that they will help us help them,” he said.

Sadly, this refusal to recognize where the problem lies is going to get us killed.  And it’ll only get a whole lot worse if Hillary Clinton gets elected…

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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