Obama: Debate on radical Islam is political distraction
US president responds to criticism of his administration for not using phrase ‘radical Islam’ as political taking point.
“The killer was an angry, disturbed, unstable, young man who became radicalised,” he said, adding that Islam had nothing to do with the attack.
“What exactly would using that label accomplish? What exactly would it change? Would it make ISIL less committed to trying to kill Americans? Would it bring in more allies? … The answer is: none of the above,” he said.
Imagine your doctor tells you that you have cancer, but then tells you ‘it doesn’t make a difference what we call it, you gonna die anyway.