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Letter: We need a stronger president in order to defeat terrorists

We need a stronger president in order to defeat terrorists

The country has become too politically correct. The Department of Homeland Security has urged rejecting use of Islamic terms such as “sharia” and “jihad” in programs aimed at countering terrorist radicalization. They want to spend $100 million on this program. They would hire so-called experts and new social media programs to influence young people not to join terror groups.

Obama’s administration has absolutely refused to use the term “radical Islam.” How can you fight the problem if you won’t define the problem?

Recently, the CIA director attended a Senate hearing and pointed out that the terrorist organization ISIS stated “our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach.”

We have an enemy that slaughters our citizens in Orlando, San Bernardino and Boston. They call themselves jihadis, and the president should not refuse that term.

If Obama used half the effort he expends debating vocabulary actually making strategies to defeat our enemies, America will be safer.

Looks like we will have to wait for a new president to defeat the radical Islamist terrorist organization.

John Orlowski

Amherst