Considering Brennan’s irrational jihad denial, one could make the case that he is the “psychopathic thug.”
And why isn’t Brennan taking this fantasy of his to the millions of Muslims who understand Islam in the exact same way as the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Hamas, et al? These are devout Muslims who live and die by the Quran and the sword, and no amount of finger wagging or mental gymnastics is going to change that. Just because John Brennan knows Muslims who are not waging holy war is irrelevant.
CIA Director: ISIS Not Islamic, They’re ‘Psychopathic Thugs’ Mediaite, March 13, 2015
CIA Director John Brennan today stood by the Obama administration’s decision not to refer to ISIS as “Islamic extremists.” He echoed President Obama in saying the U.S. shouldn’t be giving the terrorist group “legitimacy.”
He called what ISIS is doing “inconsistent” with how many other Muslims view their faith, and said they’re more like terrorists, criminals, and “psychopathic thugs.”
Brennan argued that using words like “Islamic” to describe terrorists have resonance and it “does injustice to the tenets of religion when we attach a religious moniker to them.”