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Former CIA Director Calls for Care in Using Term 'Radical Islamic Terrorism'

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Washington, March 05 (QNA) – Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus believed that the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism”, a term championed by President Donald Trump, needs to be used with care.

“I think you have to be careful with phrases like that. They are loaded with meaning for different groups,” Petraeus said in statements to the (CNN) last night. “You just have to be very careful not to tar an entire major religion of the world with an extremist brush or a radical brush,” he underlined. 
That view is shared by Trump’s new national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, who recommended to Trump earlier this week that he not use the term. McMaster’s argument was that militants, like members of ISIS, are not representative of Islam and that the term offends Muslims the US needs to work with to defeat the ideology behind terrorist groups, according to a senior White House official. (QNA)

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