In response, the former Secretary of State for a President who has given billions to the Islamic Republic of Iran accused Trump of treason, saying he was giving “aid and comfort to the enemy” with his rhetoric, which enabled the Islamic State to claim that the United States was at war with Islam.
So Clinton apparently believes that if the U.S. continues to refuse to acknowledge the motivating ideology behind jihad terror, the jihad force will be weakened, but if we do acknowledge it, that ideology will be strengthened. Her claim that the Islamic State recruits on the basis of alleged “anti-Muslim rhetoric” from Western politicians is based on the fact that the Islamic State and al-Qaeda often recruit on the basis of grievance narratives against the West. But Clinton ignores the fact that the Islamic State’s magazine is filled, issue after issue, with explanations of the Qur’an and Islam that make it clear that this isn’t ultimately a conflict about those grievances.
The Islamic State wrote in its Dabiq magazine recently: “Even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam.” No doubt they will continue to hate Hillary Clinton for not embracing Islam, no matter how much she employs comforting euphemisms rather than dealing honestly with the jihad ideology.
“Reporter to Clinton: Are You Concerned These Bombings Are ISIS Sympathizers or ‘Maybe the Russians’ Trying to Swing Election to Trump?,” by David Rutz, Washington Free Beacon, September 19, 2016:
Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein asked Hillary Clinton on Monday if she was “concerned” that the bombings in New Jersey and New York were attempts by Islamic State sympathizers or “maybe the Russians” to influence the election in favor of Donald Trump.
Epstein repeated in her question Clinton’s line about Trump being “widely seen” as the candidate ISIS terrorists would prefer to become the next American president[.]
“Are you concerned that this weekend’s attacks or potential incidents in the coming weeks might be an attempt by ISIS or ISIS sympathizers, or really any other group, maybe the Russians, to influence the presidential race in some way, and presumably try to drive votes to Donald Trump, who is, as you’ve said before, widely seen as perhaps being somebody who they would be more willing to—or see as an easier person to be against?” she asked.
Clinton said she did not want to “speculate,” but added that much of Trump’s rhetoric had been “seized on” by terrorists who are looking to make this fight a war against Islam….
“Rather than a war against jihadists, violent terrorists, people who number in the maybe tens of thousands, not the tens of millions, they want to use that to recruit more fighters to their cause, by turning it into a religious conflict,” Clinton said. “That’s why I’ve been very clear. We’re going after the bad guys and we’re going to get them, but we’re not going go after an entire religion and give ISIS exactly what it’s wanting in order for them to enhance their position.”