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Monday, February 27, 2017

Trump New National Security Adviser Breaks from White House's View of Islam

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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Trump's newly appointed National Security Adviser, Lt. General H.R. McMaster needs to understand something about Islamic terrorism. . . the jihadists are following the teachings of the Koran.

The New York Times reported a few days ago that McMaster and his language regarding Muslims, and the language used by President Donald Trump regarding Muslims, are not in full agreement.

McMaster told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion, a talking point of the liberal left, and a false message Muslims use trying to point people away from Islam as a source for terrorism.

He said, the label “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful because terrorists are “un-Islamic,” according to people who were in the meeting who heard his speech.

This is a view dead opposite of what his predecessor, Michael T. Flynn, who resigned last week under pressure regarding a phone call with a Russian diplomat, held.  Which is why the Democrats did what they could to get rid of Flynn.

General McMaster, several officials said, has been vocal about his views on dealing with Islamic militancy, including with Mr. Trump, who described him as “a man of tremendous talent, tremendous experience.” General McMaster got the job after Mr. Trump’s first choice to replace Flynn, Robert S. Harward, a retired Navy vice admiral, turned it down.

General McMaster seems like he is closer to the positions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, than that of conservatives, and President Trump.  But, what did we expect?  In the overall scheme of things, he is, after all, the third choice for the position.

This could be problematic, and serve to embolden Islamic terror groups.

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