Well, today we have PuffHo applauding Obama’s refusal to call ISIS “Islamic terrorism” (I suppose that means they don’t like Hillary Clinton calling it that, as—to her credit—she did). Click on the screenshot to see the “really good reason”:
Here it is:
At a CNN town hall event on Wednesday, a Gold Star mother asked Obama why he does’t use the term “Islamic terrorist.” Obama explained that he avoids it “to make sure that we do not lump these murderers into the billion Muslims that exist around the world, including in this country, who are peaceful, who are responsible, who, in this country, are fellow troops and police officers and fire fighters and teachers and neighbors and friends.”
“These are people who’ve killed children, killed Muslims, take sex slaves, there’s no religious rationale that would justify in any way any of the things that they do,” he said of groups like ISIS. “If you had an organization that was going around killing and blowing people up and said, ‘We’re on the vanguard of Christianity.’ As a Christian, I’m not going to let them claim my religion and say, ‘you’re killing for Christ.’ I would say, that’s ridiculous. That’s not what my religion stands for. Call these folks what they are, which is killers and terrorists.”
Well, of course if you refuse to even say the word Islam as a motivation for terrorism (something that Maajid Nawaz calls “The Voldemort Effect”), then you can deal with it only with bombs and guns: the option of promoting moderate Islam, or engaging in dialogue with Muslims, is simply off the table. As for there being “no religious rationale” justifying any of the things that ISIS does, Obama is either completely ignorant or lying. ISIS has provided plenty of religious rationale; does Obama think he knows better?
And, of course there’s the daily paean to the hijab in PuffHo: