Gaffney Blames H. R. McMaster for Trump Not Calling out ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ by Name

Originally published at Breitbart News

Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney discussed President Trump failing to mention radical Islamic terrorism in his 9/11 commemoration speech with SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily.

“It’s inconceivable that it was not intentional for him,” said Gaffney of Trump’s not using the term “radical Islamic terrorism” in his speech.

Gaffney went on to say United States National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster “has obviously prevailed on the president” and others in getting them to drop the term.

“It’s just wrong not to be describing the underlying problem here,” said Gaffney, invoking the phrase “sharia supremacism.” He went on, “Whether you call it that, or radical Islamic terrorism, or jihadism, you’ve got to get at it if you’re going to defeat it.”

Gaffney insists that the administration’s failure to use said terminology is a key failure in the fight against terrorism.

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About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.