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"Radical Islam Terrorists" vs "Terrorists"

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  • Independent
    Washington
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    Why did President Obama simply use the term "Terrorists"?

    Trump always uses the phrase: "Radical Islam Terrorists". Trump says the phrase intentionally. What is his reason\goal\perspective for using that specific phrase rather than just saying "Terrorists"

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Because linking Islam and terrorism makes the denouncing of all persons of color as bad easy because Religious prejudice is ugly. Those not Anglo and God fearing are all bad. Shouldn't be simplified but it's clear cut. The bad guys don't look like us is the message their side is navigating towards. Killings of Islamic terrorists becomes killing Islamic persons. A long and winding road is ahead.

  • Independent
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    It is called using "the other." It makes those you oppose sub-human and therefore not worthy of being treated as a human.
  • Independent
    Washington
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    Is Trumping knowingly using the phrase because he fully understands the impact (as you guy's have identified), or is there some other explanation?

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Simply said: he's an "racist". In this country more crime is done by "non-terrorists" anyway; ask the guy who bombed the building in TX. I think "Islamitic terrorists are in the "minority" So why he's is so fanatic?, because he hates Muslims, Mexicans, Invalids etc. Only " Christian White Superior Billionaires" count for him.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Tucson, AZ
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    Trump's rhetoric continues to create problems for minority groups in our country.

    Yesterday, 4 teens were arrested in upstate New York because they were planning to bomb the small Muslim community of Islamberg. 3 of them were 18 or older, but police also arrested a 16 year old.

    The group had 23 rifles and shotguns, and three explosive devices.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/arrested-plotting-bomb-york-muslim-community-190123054548952.html

    It's readily apparent by looking at their mug shots that they aren't exactly very smart people.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Arizona -- Thanks for the Al Jazeera link. When I was overseas last year, I found more newsworthy news on Al Jazeera than on CNN International. They highlight news items that might be overlooked by the US media.

    But yes, in the Trump's America more people are coming out of the shadows feeling emboldened to act on their racist views of Muslims and minorities. This is just another example of how Trump is the divider-in-chief using Tweets to exaggerate any incident of an immigrant breaking the law, and ignoring terror acts of white supremacist racial hate.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Trump's rhetoric continues to create problems for minority groups in our country.

    Yesterday, 4 teens were arrested in upstate New York because they were planning to bomb the small Muslim community of Islamberg. 3 of them were 18 or older, but police also arrested a 16 year old.

    The group had 23 rifles and shotguns, and three explosive devices.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/arrested-plotting-bomb-york-muslim-community-190123054548952.html

    It's readily apparent by looking at their mug shots that they aren't exactly very smart people.

    Entrapment.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    The REAL terrorist threat in this country are the right wing extremists, who are spurred on by Trump's rhetoric. The latest perpetrator is an active duty lieutenant in the Cost Guard named Christopher Hasson who had planned to murder a whole bunch of prominent Democrats, including most of the declared candidates for the 2020 presidential race.

    The plot was foiled by the Baltimore office of the FBI, the organization that Trump has a low opinion of.

    https://washingtonpress.com/2019/02/20/the-fbi-just-foiled-a-white-supremacist-plot-to-murder-ocasio-cortez-and-other-democratic-leaders/

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    The REAL terrorist threat in this country are the right wing extremists, who are spurred on by Trump's rhetoric. The latest perpetrator is an active duty lieutenant in the Cost Guard named Christopher Hasson who had planned to murder a whole bunch of prominent Democrats, including most of the declared candidates for the 2020 presidential race.

    The plot was foiled by the Baltimore office of the FBI, the organization that Trump has a low opinion of.

    https://washingtonpress.com/2019/02/20/the-fbi-just-foiled-a-white-supremacist-plot-to-murder-ocasio-cortez-and-other-democratic-leaders/

    Arizona, I don't think he's the only one; Trump is making sure there are enough of them by his rhetoric.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Hate crimes are up 20% since trump's election:

    nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-hate-crime...