The mother of a slain soldier called out the president of the United States for refusing to call out the religion driving the men who took her son's life.
"My son gave his life for acts of terrorism," Tina Houchins said. "Do you still believe that the acts of terrorism are done for the self-proclaimed Islamic religious motive? And if you do, why do you still refuse to use the term ... Islamic terrorist?"
Yet Obama, who has openly apologized for the U.S. treatment of Muslims, claims the violent attacks are not linked to the religion.
"The truth of the matter is that this is an issue that has been sort of manufactured, because there is no doubt, and I've said repeatedly that where we see terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or ISIL, they have perverted and distorted and tried to claim the mantle of Islam for an excuse, for basically barbarism and death," the president said. "These are people who kill children, kill Muslims, take sex slaves—there's no religious rationale that would justify in any way any of the things that they do."
Yet the Islamic holy book demands Muslims kill idolaters: "Kill the idolaters wherever you find them, and capture them, and blockade them, and watch for them at every lookout..." (Quran 9:5).
CNN's Jake Tapper moderated the event and took issue with Obama's terminology.
Watch the video, beginning at minute 28, to see their exchange.
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