Jihad killing is not “radical” but mainstream in Islam: all the mainstream sects and schools of jurisprudence teach the responsibility of the Muslim community to wage war against and subjugate unbelievers. But Trump is right: in a sane body politic, the denial and willful ignorance about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat that is not only preached, but mandated, by Barack Obama would be seen as rendering him unfit to be President of the United States. Hillary Clinton, likewise, would never be seen as a viable candidate in a country in which there was a general recognition of the jihad threat.
“Trump calls for President Obama to resign after Orlando shooting,” by Jaclyn Reiss, Boston Globe, June 12, 2016
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump said in a statement on Sunday that President Barack Obama should resign.
The statement came after a mass shooter at an Orlando nightclub killed at least 50 people and wounded 53 others.
“In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words ‘Radical Islam,’” Trump wrote. “For that reason alone, he should step down.”
In his brief address earlier Sunday, Obama said the shooting was “an act of terror and an act of hate.”
Trump also criticized Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in his statement.
The presumptive nominees for president weighed in on the Orlando shooting.
“If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘Radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the Presidency,” he wrote.
He also took a hit at Obama on Twitter after the statement was sent, saying America’s “leadership is weak and ineffective.”
No doubt about that.