New Yorks tidligere borgermester Rudy Giuliani beklager at det har sneket seg inn et politisk språk som gjør at man ikke kan identifisere islamistiske terrorister. Omskrivningene gjør at man ikke tør se virkeligheten i øynene.
Han nevnte massakren på Fort Hood som eksempel.
– Det er som om man ikke skulle beskrive identiteten til en seriemorder. Da blir de vanskelige å ta. Dette er ideologiske seriemordere, sa Giuliani til Fox.
«I see it as a problem that affects the bureaucracy. In other words, it becomes an issue where not everyone, but too many people who are doing these investigations become nervous,» Giuliani said.
«We have all these euphemisms that we come up with. We’ll never talk about a war on terror even though they’re at war with us?»
Giuliani said the U.S. has been facing this danger for some time, yet he believes President Barack Obama’s administration is reluctant to voice and identify the threats.
«We have a president who never uses the words ‘Islamic extremist terrorist,'» he said.
Speaking of a conversation he had in 2007 with then-U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, Giuliani said Christie told him the big threat facing the country was domestic-inspired Islamic extremism. Christie, now governor of New Jersey, played an instrumental role in making arrests in the attack at Fort Hood and a planned attack at Fort Dix.
«The fact is we’ve been facing this danger for some time, and political correctness gets in the way of handling it because if you can’t properly identify the characteristics of a serial killer, you can’t catch a serial killer,» Giuliani said.
«These Islamic extremist terrorists are ideological serial killers.»