via INTERFAITH RADIO on JUNE 16, 2016:
After the horrific Orlando shooting on June 12, media coverage quickly turned to reports that the killer was Muslim, and just as quickly, a political spat erupted over whether to attribute the attack to “radical Islam.” Even President Barack Obama weighed in, saying he thinks the phrase plays into the recruitment campaigns of terror groups like ISIS. So do words really matter? We speak with two experts about language, perception and politics:
- John L. Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown University
- Shadi Hamid, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World.