Amid the controversy over President Trump’s executive order on immigration, a major philosophical change in counter-terrorism strategy articulated in the order has been largely missed.
In contrast to the frequent reassurances of previous presidents that it is a “religion of peace,” Islam – the historic, fundamentalist interpretation that is mainstream across the Middle East – will be regarded by the Trump administration as a hostile political ideology that threatens the U.S. Constitution.
Brian Thomas, a contributor to Jihad Watch, wrote that the important development has been lost in the focus on Trump’s order to temporarily block entry to visitors and migrants from seven terror-producing countries.
“While they carried on their endless discussion of the completely tangential list of exactly which countries citizens had their nonexistent ‘right’ to enter the United States curtailed, the administration continued to pursue its clearly defined purpose,” wrote Thomas.
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