‘Radical Islamic terrorism’ label not helpful: Security Advisor to Trump
WASHINGTON: New national security advisor to Donald Trump has termed labels like “radical Islamic terrorism” as “un-Islamic.”
During a National Security Council meeting, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster went com0pletely opposite to the opinion of Trump and echoes that of former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, who sought to separate terrorism from Islam.
The three-star army general reportedly said the label of “radical Islamic terrorism” was not helpful as the perpetrators were “un-Islamic”.
Trump chose the military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors following the firing of Flynn as national security adviser on Feb. 13 after reports emerged he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about speaking to Russia’s ambassador to the United States about US sanctions before Trump’s inauguration.
By Web Desk