Monday, September 27, 2010

DHS De-Islamizes Terrorism

Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano gave a statement last week to the Senate committee charged with homeland security matters. After surveying the scene nine years after 9/11--a landscape she admits looks mighty scary indeed--Napolitano concluded as follows:
The terrorist threat against the United States continues to evolve in ways that present more complicated and dangerous challenges than we have faced in the past. We cannot guarantee that there will never be another terrorist attack, and we cannot seal our country under a glass dome. But we can do everything in our power to prevent attacks, confront the terrorist threat head-on, and secure our country.
That's going to be rather a tall order, given that nowhere in her statement, nor in the DHS worldview in general, is there any acknowlegement of Islam and its doctrines of jihad as a motivating factor in terrorism.

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