McMaster Doesn't Agree With Trump on 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' Term

© REUTERS / Kevin LamarqueU.S. President Donald Trump looks toward his new National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster after making the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump looks toward his new National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster after making the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017 - Sputnik International
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Newly-appointed US National Security Adviser Herbert McMaster does not agree with the term "radical Islamic terrorism" and believes that Muslims that perpetrate terrorist attacks are perverting their faith, media reported.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — During the recent National Security Council, McMaster stated that the label "radical Islamic terrorism" is not helpful, as the terrorists themselves bear no relation to Islam, the New York Times reported Friday citing people who attended the meeting.

McMaster’s words differ from the language used by US President Donald Trump who last month issued an executive order blocking nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

In September 2016, then-President Barack Obama explained at a meeting with the military that he tried to avoid the "radical Islamic terrorism" label because it potentially equates terrorists with peaceful Muslims.

Interestingly, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn who resigned earlier in February supported the term "radical Islamic terrorism".

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