Jeh Johnson Demonstrates Willful Blindness of Obama Administration

Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson testified yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. He was grilled by Senator Ted Cruz, an attorney well-versed in cross examination, on the administration scrubbing references to jihad, radical Islamic terrorism, Islam and Muslims from documents and conversations.

Buck Sexton, filling in for Glenn Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, addressed Chief Johnson's testimony.

"So Ted Cruz went through the numbers on just what used to be the case in terms of official government reporting on this issue, and what seems to be happening now," Sexton said.

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In the 9/11 Commission Report, the word jihad appears 126 times, the word Muslim appears 145 times, the word Islam appears 322 times. Under the Obama administration, systemic policy changes no longer allow those terms to be used.

Key findings communicated by the committee included:

• The FBI counterterrorism lexicon uses the word jihad zero times.

• The national intelligence strategy of 2009 uses the word jihad zero times.

• The strategic implementation plan to prevent violent extremism uses the word jihad zero times.

• The national intelligence strategy in 2014 uses the word jihad zero times.

• In October 2009, more than 800 customs and border patrol documents were ordered modified, scrubbed or deleted to remove references to jihad or the Muslim brotherhood or other similar references.

Further evidence that the Obama administration actively pursues changing the dialogue and conversation regarding Islamic extremism was provided by none other than Chief Johnson's himself during testimony:

Senator, I find this whole debate to be very interesting, but I have to tell you, when I was at the Department of Defense, giving the legal sign off on a lot of drone strikes, I didn't particularly care whether the baseball card said Islamic extremist or extremist. I think this is very interesting, but it makes no difference to me in terms of who we need to go after who is determined to attack our homeland. The other point I'd like to make, sir, is that --- and I have to think in practical terms in homeland security...all very interesting...makes for good political debate ---but in practical terms, if we in our efforts here in the homeland start giving the Islamic state the credence that they want to be referred to as part of Islam or some form of Islam, we will get nowhere in our efforts to build bridges with Muslim communities, which we need to do. In this current environment right now, that includes home-grown violent extremists.

"This is the Department of Homeland Security's chief officer. This is the guy who runs the whole show at DHS," Sexton said, pointing out Johnson's snide and dismissive tone.

The truth of the matter particularly galled Sexton.

"They're actively trying to change the conversation, to change the discussion about how we are able to debate, how we fight the war against global jihadism, how we deal with these myriad terrorist groups that all happen to think that they are in some way a member of the Islamic community. And then you have him saying that, 'Oh, by the way, we can't refer to Islam in any way when we're talking about groups like the Islamic state.' He says this without irony," Sexton said.

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Featured Image: Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, on June 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

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