Fox News Sunday's host Chris Wallace was miffed this morning that CIA director John Brennan refuses to call ISIS and other terrorist groups 'Islamic extremists.' This phrase is common to Fox News and other Conservatives talkers and is used as a way to attack the White House over their disdain for not sending troops back into the fight.
On Fox News Sunday this morning, Brennan reiterated to Chris Wallace that ISIS’ ideology is a “twisted, perverted interpretation of a religion that they purport to represent.” He denied it’s a religious ideology, but Wallace asked, “Well, Islam is certainly a part of it, isn’t it?
Brennan said the vast majority of Muslims reject ISIS’ actions. Wallace then directly confronted Brennan over why he and the president won’t openly talk about “Islamic extremism.” He asked why the administration is “ignoring” confronting them like that.
Brennan simply insisted that “it is a corruption of the Islamic faith."
The adage that you can't fight your enemy unless you give it the right wing's preferred label is terribly silly. I'm just surprised Chris Wallace didn't ask him to at least consider calling ISIS' ideology, radical Islam.