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Letter: Radical Islamic terrorism apt term

Gary Ellis

Fifty died and President Barack Obama lied. The primary factor in the tragedy in Orlando is radical Islamic terrorism.

A little education, President Obama. The word “radical” is an adjective that modifies the word Islamic to mean something fundamentally changing the nature of Islamic beliefs. The word “terrorist” preceded by the word Islamic means a person of the Islamic faith who practices terrorism. When you put all the words together they describe a group of people who are practitioners of a radical form of Islam who believe in killing to spread their word. That’s a fact, it’s not an attitude, nor is it racist.

Shouldn’t a president understand the English language just a little bit? He says we are at war with a political talking point. How absurd. Can you figure out how a political talking point is beheading Christians and slaughtering Americans? Pretty amazing stuff for a man educated at Harvard. And what of Hillary Clinton? She finally uttered the words herself, isn’t that revealing?

By the way, does President Obama know what happened during a recent weekend in Chicago? Does he think a talking point shot 44 people? In 2016, 1,650 have been shot in Chicago and 282 have died. Do black lives really matter to President Obama or Democrats who control Chicago? Has the president visited the victims in Chicago?

Donald Trump seems to get it, he’s talking about keeping terrorists out.

Gary Ellis

Cedar Rapids

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