The Guardian: Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term 'radical Islamic terrorism', sources say
HR McMaster felt phrase castigates ‘an entire religion’ and indicated ‘he’s not on board’ – a contrast with the president and many key staff members
Donald Trump’s new national security adviser has told staff at the White House he does not wish to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” to describe the terrorist threat the US faces, according to multiple sources.
HR McMaster, a respected army lieutenant general, struck notes more consistent with traditional counterterrorism analysts and espoused consensus foreign-policy views during a meeting he held with his new National Security Council staff on Thursday.
Some in the meeting left with questions about whether McMaster’s evident disagreements with Trump and his key aides portend further turbulence for the key national security and foreign policy decision-making forum.
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WNU Editor: H.R. McMaster's remarks are following this Pentagon statement .... Pentagon: Out with 'ISIL,' in with 'ISIS' (AP). What's my take .... Egyptian President Sisi has no problem in saying the term "Radical Islam" and pointing out its extremist elements .... Egypt's Sisi turns Islam on the Islamists (CBS).
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