Obama has always had a problem with Muslim terrorists and calling them terrorists. See the Fort Hood terrorist attack and Benghazi for examples.
(CNSNews.com) – Shortly after being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama expressed his view that “people who engage in terrorism” are not “terrorists.”
“We’re not fighting terrorists, we’re fighting people who engage in terrorism,” he said at a Nov. 23, 2004 book-signing for his first autobiography, Dreams From My Father.
Obama appeared at a bookstore in New York City just months after delivering the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, which elevated him to the national stage.
“Ultimately, terrorism is a tactic,” Obama said. “We’re not fighting terrorists, we’re fighting people who engage in terrorism, but have a whole host of rationales and excuses for why they do this.
“And to the extent that we can change the sense of opportunity in many of these countries, and we can change the manner in which we function in these countries in more positive, proactive ways, then we’re not going to eliminate terrorism entirely, but we’re at least going to be able to make more of a dent than if all we’re resorting to is military firepower.” (See his full remarks here.)