For years, the policy of the United States was to separate the radical terrorists now known as ISIS from Muslims.
After all, there are about 1.6 billion Muslims in the world — 23% of the global population — and ISIS represents a very small percentage of them, in the same way the KKK represents a very small percentage of Christians.
And who does ISIS fight? Quite often, it’s other Muslims. (In the same way the Muslim Syrian refugees are running away from other Muslims.)
Obama refused to call these terrorists Muslims because not only is that an inaccurate and misleading description, but also because it hurts their cause.
Remember: ISIS wants us to call them Muslims, and wants us to hate all Muslims, because that helps them recruit new members and build their organization. They can then claim that the United States is at war with Islam (instead of with ISIS) and therefore, all Muslims must join in the fight.
Smart Presidents know that. Obama knew that. Even George W. Bush knew that.
So when you see pictures of ISIS cheering and laughing, remember: They couldn’t be happier with Trump. He’s doing exactly what they want him to do.