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White House trapped in word game
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Why has the Obama administration tied itself in knots over what to call Islamic terrorism? We know the president has rejected the term in favor of "violent extremism," ordering his administration not to refer to Islamic terrorists like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as Islamic. "No religion is responsible for terrorism," Obama declared.Obama's semantic preferences have left his spokesmen struggling to find words to describe one of the United States' top national security concerns.