Kevin Fobbs
Is DHS fighting radical Islamic terrorism with political correctness?
By Kevin Fobbs
June 21, 2016

Political correctness is putting America and its citizens at risk and the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) may have revealed the method being used and embraced by the Obama administration. Several days before the horrific terrorist attack by Omar Mateen, who massacred and injure over 100 in an Orlando gay club, HSAC submitted a highly disturbing report to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The DHS Countering Violent Extremism report revealed that it was instructing that DHS not to use any language that might be "disrespectful" to Muslims, including (but not limited to) the words "jihad," "sharia" and "takfir." This is not necessarily any different than President Barack Obama's fanatic reluctance to use the phrase "Radical Islamic Extremist" when describing terrorists who have murdered innocent Americans.

Can you imagine how absolutely ridiculous this belief of Obama is or the instructions in the intelligence report is? One can only imagine the societal backlash to this lunatic pacification method this would have met if during WWII President Roosevelt had instructed his war department to not use NAZI in any of its communications?

Pacification and political correctness is the first step to simply putting ones hands up in the air and surrendering. What type of war machine of any nation would consider not using the very words and phrases that describe the enemy? Does it make any sense that the goal should be to not offend those whose only mission is to destroy you? This is the height of Obama's unleashed absurdity that is masquerading as a viable plan of defense.

To say that this reported HSAC plan is meritless is definitely an understatement. Even the report accepts the logical premise that there is disagreement between government officials and activists as well as certain scholars about the appropriate way to term these murderous fanatics. Why should the government be concerned about the correct lexicon it should be using in fighting to destroy an enemy that has murdered its citizens in cold blood?

Yet, in the Obama world, the White House and the occupant in the Oval Office embraces the notion that it is better to seem engaged than to be engaged in the battle to combat radicalized Islamic extremists. The report supports Obama's philosophy and stresses "Under no circumstance should we be using language that will alienate or be disrespectful of fellow Americans."

The assumption that the report makes is that somehow the uses of the words that describe the enemy would upset the sensibilities of Americans who are Muslim and Islamic. Yet, at the same time it acknowledges that these same people are yes American.

Well, as American citizens, it would seem that their allegiance should be to the nation that they immigrated to or were born a citizen in. It would seem that as citizens they too would be interested in naming the Islamic terrorist movement that has callously planned, plotted and carried out a mission to murder its fellow citizens in the name of extremist Islam beliefs.

Again, one can harken back to the traumatic period of World War II, and wonder if President Roosevelt had considered pausing for a moment and decided to fight the German Nazi and Japanese war machine by using a softer gentler verbal approach to dealing with the Japanese and German leaders.

The result would have been predictable. America and its allies would have lost the war and the only point of contention would be whether or not American school children would be learning German or Japanese in elementary classrooms.

© Kevin Fobbs


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Kevin Fobbs Media Bio: 05-21-2021

About Kevin Fobbs: Kevin Fobbs, a native Detroiter, is Chairman of the American Christian Civil Rights Movement (ACCRM), President of NAACP2021: National Association for the Advancement of Canceled People, Managing Partner of Ascension Entertainment Productions, and director of RTL Productions. He is a producer of the Holocaust-themed movie drama "Never Again," collaborator on the 2018 police documentary "Bleeding Blue" and producer/director of post-Civil War - World War II historical Christian southern civil rights drama "Johnathan - Living on the Edge of History," and Exec/Director-Producer of the film version of his soon to be released book a modern Christian fairy tale "Bernadine and Winston the Crooked Worm's Four Seasons of Life."

In the 1970's Kevin became a professional journalist and attended Wayne State University Law School. His written work has appeared in the New York Times and he has written for The Detroit News, The Michigan Chronicle, Clash Daily, Renew America, Communities Digital News (CDN) among others.

Kevin is co-writer of "Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count - Police Are Minutes Away In 2014 Kevin, together with his grandson, co-authored the Christian children's book "Is There a Lion in My Kitchen? " He is co-author of "Shut Yo' Mouth! How the Left Plays the Race Card to Silence Conservatives and How to Stop It.

He is co-host of New Right Network's "American Exceptionalism" and upcoming "American Correct" podcast shows.


For nearly 40 years, Kevin's personal devotion to Christian conservative values and principles has guided his public service in both state and national government, as well as private sector and media leadership roles, including elected and appointed positions. The primary Biblical verse that guides Kevin is: Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"


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