By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
Terror hit Orlando. Do not be deceived. It was ISIS terror. It was Islamic terror.
Not to call it terror is not simply a mistake but it is also a hindrance.
Not to call it terror is an obstacle in confronting terror.
One needs to know what one is confronting in order to stop it.
Terror, Islamic terror in particular and ISIS terror in the West especially in the United States, is a very particular terror.
This terror cannot be confronted in the same way that normal police activity and investigations deal with terror.
To confront Islamic terror, authorities need more latitude. But if you don't acknowledge acts as being Islamic terror, that latitude will never be given. And our risk of attack is heightened.
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