A few days ago I heard a news announcer refer to the fact that Pfc. Abdo had had “Islamic terrorist materials” in his possession. That particular media outlet had obviously failed to receive the policy memo warning against the use of the word “terrorist”, especially in conjunction with the words “Islamic” or “Muslim”.
No one in the federal government or the Pentagon would have made the same mistake — the protocol forbidding the use of “terrorist” and “Islamic” is in effect at all levels. The preferred phrase would have been “extremist materials”.
In the Fox News report below, one of Naser Abdo’s fellow soldiers is interviewed about the warning signs displayed by the accused “extremist”. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video: