The president's top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam," arguing that the term "jihadists" should not be used to describe America's enemies.During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of "political, economic and social forces," but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in "religious terms."
Obama's terrorism czar went on to explain that Islamic terrorists are "victims."
I think it's time to resume plans to move to New Zealand.
FYI, from Merriam-Webster:
ji·had : a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty