Holder Still Won't Mention "Islam" When Talking About Islamic Terrorism

Jillian Bandes

5/14/2010 2:38:00 PM - Jillian Bandes

Attorney General Eric Holder still won't mention the word "Islam" when talking about Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square. Here's Charles Krauthammer:

It would be as absurd as conducting a 50-year Cold War against the Soviet Union and never talking about it being a struggle between democracy and communism, between freedom and un-freedom, and pretending it's about some crazy Russians who occasionally had an itch to take over Germany or Korea or what have you.

...the administration has to admit every once in a while – it says: 'Well, these are people who hate our way of life.' Well, is that because they're grumpy? Is it because they lost their house? No. It's because they all have this adherence to a radical ideology which we can speak about the same way we spoke about Nazism and communism and which we ought to speak about [so] … people understand what the fight is about.