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Giuliani: Obama's Refusal to Say 'Radical Islamic' Hinders Law Enforcement

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016 12:19 PM

President Barack Obama's refusal to use the words "radical Islamic" terrorism is making it "extraordinarily difficult for the military, for the local police and for the local citizens to properly identify this threat," former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday.

"If you don't mention the connecting link between the people who are committing the terrorist attacks it's hard to find them," Giuliani told Fox News' "Fox & Friends," but pointed out that he would not go as far as presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's call for the president to resign if he can't say the words.

"I respect Donald for saying it," said Giuliani, who has endorsed Trump. "Now I guess Donald is trying to get him to respond, right, by getting him out of office and replacing him with someone like that because Hillary [Clinton] is just like him."

Giuliani noted that when he was a federal prosecutor, he fought the Mafia, "hundreds and thousands, actually, when you consider Italy. If I didn't see the connection between the Italian mafia, the Sicilian mafia, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, the teamsters' pension fund, we never would have cleaned up Las Vegas. We never would have cleaned up New York. We would have never destroyed the 'Five Families.'"

Meanwhile, Giuliani said that after being in the federal bureaucracy for years, he knows that the words of the president have an impact on the FBI.

"This absolute inane inability to say Islamic extremist terrorism is one of the reasons the people in San Bernardino never reported it to the FBI," he said, referring to the shootings in that community.

"One of the reasons that the FBI maybe doesn't want to show too much zealousness that might be regarded as being overzealous in the pursuit of Arab Americans or Islamic Americans."

During Giuliani's administration, police surveillance of the city's mosques was ordered in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and he thinks now it was "absolutely stupid" to change that policy.

"[We] got information about terror attacks in other parts of the country from the surveillance of mosques," said Giuliani. "Believe me I know the religious community in New York really well ... there's no minister or rabbi in this city nor are there some imams that object to having police officers in their congregation."

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President Barack Obama's refusal to use the words "radical Islamic" terrorism is making it "extraordinarily difficult for the military, for the local police and for the local citizens to properly identify this threat," former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday.
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