Trump slams Clinton over ‘radical Islam’
By Associated Press | July 29, 2016, 6:28 EDT
Donald Trump is criticizing Hillary Clinton for not saying the words “radical Islam” in her nomination acceptance speech.
Trump says, “Our way of life is under threat by Radical Islam and Hillary Clinton cannot even bring herself to say the words.”
Trump unleashed the criticism in a series of tweets in reaction to the speech. He is picking up a frequent Republican criticism of Democrats’ approach to fighting radicalism.
Neither Clinton nor President Barack Obama uses the phrase “radical Islam” because they say it is misleading — the ideology motivating terrorists does not reflect true Islam, they say. Republicans argue the failure to use the label has hampered the fight.
In her speech, Clinton said she will defeat the Islamic State group and work to fight radicalization of young people in the U.S. and abroad.