Columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized President Obama for refusing to use the word “jihadist” and even “Islamist” in referring to terrorists in an interview on Fox News Tuesday evening.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: “The lengths to which he will go to avoid telling us the truth about the enemy is becoming comical, it’s certainly embarrassing. For example, forget about the word jihadist. He’ll never use that. But he refuses to use the word Islamist which is used throughout the Muslim world, it’s used by journalists, by authors, on the street, in the parliament, everywhere in Egypt, it’s used in Lebanon, it’s used everywhere by Muslims, and yet Obama won’t touch it because he refuses to use any words that might imply a connection between radical Islam and terrorism which, as anybody who’s over the age of 9 knows, is the single greatest cause of terror in the world today.”