Gorka: McMaster “sees the threat of Islam through an Obama administration lens”
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Jihad Watch : McMaster “sees the threat of Islam through an Obama administration
lens, meaning that religion has nothing to do with the war we are in.”
When jihad terrorists the world over are invoking the Qur’an and
Sunnah to justify their actions and make recruits among peaceful
Muslims, this is a self-defeating stance that prevents American
officials from understanding the enemy and devising ways to counter that
enemy properly. This was something Trump appeared to be saying during
his campaign that he would end.
When he rebuked Obama and Hillary
Clinton for refusing to say “radical Islamic terrorism,” he seemed to be
saying that he would deal realistically with the motivating ideology
behind the jihad threat. Trump has failed, and betrayed that promise.
“Gorka says McMaster has ‘Obama lens’ on threat of radical Islam,” by Michael Wilner, Jerusalem Post, August 27, 2017:
WASHINGTON – Sebastian Gorka, a senior staffer at the
White House until last week, came to the defense on Sunday of H.R.
McMaster, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser who last
month endured a far-right campaign against him over his posture toward
Israel. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Gorka said he had not once
heard H.R. McMaster speak critically of the state in his six months
since taking office.
“I’m not here to feed stories of palace intrigue – I hate that, and
I’m still loyal to the president and his agenda,” Gorka said. But “I
have never heard Gen. McMaster say things that are anti-Israeli. I’ve
never heard that.” Gorka did, however, offer harsh criticism of McMaster’s stance toward
Islamists, speaking of the violent extremism as a problem inherent to
McMaster “sees the threat of Islam through an Obama administration
lens, meaning that religion has nothing to do with the war we are in,”
Gorka said. “He believes – and he told me in his office – that all of
these people are just criminals. That is simply wrong."