Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) spoke yesterday at the Heritage Foundation about the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policy. (Video after the jump.)
“The enemy is Islamic terrorism. It’s not an amorphous extremism….It’s Islamic terrorism which opposes the very fiber of what we stand for,” Rep. King said.
Earlier this year, right-leaning media jumped on a decision by President Obama’s advisers to leave out terms like “Islamic extremism” and “jihadist” from the National Security Strategy. But as Spencer Ackerman wrote for TWI at the time, language matters: “You hear from Muslims all over the world [that] calling al-Qaeda ‘jihadists’ pays them an ill-deserved tribute,” Ackerman wrote.
Here’s the video of Rep. King’s remarks: