“I don’t believe it is helpful to frame our adversaries as Islamic with any set of qualifiers that we might add… This is not about political correctness.”
— Paul N. Stockton
In the video below, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, attempts to get a straight answer from Paul Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs.
Watch Sec. Stockton squirm and writhe in his (successful) attempt to avoid using the words “Islamic” or “Islamist” as modifiers for “Al Qaeda”.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
It is as if Mr. Stockton had received a post-hypnotic command not to say “Islam”, “Islamic”, or “Islamist” in association with “Al Qaeda”…