Obama vägran att säga “islamsk terror” liknar Roosevelts vägran på 30-40-talet att tala om “judiska flyktingar” från Nazityskland.


Obama vägran att säga “islamsk terror” liknar Roosevelts vägran på 30-40-talet att tala om “judiska flyktingar” från Nazityskland.

Words that presidents won’t say

Avoiding the words”Islamic terrorism” may lead to a result that parallels the results of another president’s omissions.

Published: Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:12 AM

The controversy over President Obama’s refusal to use the words “Islamic terrorism” is not unprecedented. In the 1930s and 1940s, American Jewish leaders were frustrated by another president who declined to say two words that were central to describing another international crisis.

That president was Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the words he resisted saying were “Jewish refugees.”

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