White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says that America’s battle against ISIS is a “narrative fight” and the emphasis should be on rhetoric and language.

“When it comes to ISIL, we are in a fight, a narrative fight with them, a narrative battle,” Earnest said.

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Earnest was asked about the recent terror attacks in New York, where a bomb injured 29 people, and Minnesota, where nine people were stabbed by an ISIS-sympathizer.

“We can’t play into this narrative that somehow the United States or the West is fighting against the Muslim religion,” Earnest continued.

“The fact is there are millions of patriotic Muslims in this country right now that make our country proud,” said Earnest. “They serve in our armed services. They serve in our law enforcement. These are individuals who make a substantial and positive contribution to our country, and that is an inconvenient fact for the ISIL narrative.”

Critics of Earnest’s comments believe that the fight against ISIS is very literal — especially after the recent attacks over the weekend.

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(H/T: Daily Caller)

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