- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

“Scandal” star Joshua Malina joined hundreds of other Twitter users Monday in condemning President Obama’s phrasing when he suggested the January attack on a Paris Kosher deli that left four Jews dead was a “random” act of terror.

“It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris,” the president told the liberal Vox magazine.

Mr. Malina, a Jewish actor who spent five years as Will Bailey on “The West Wing” tweeted to his 162,000 followers: “‘Random?’ Islamic jihadists targeting Jews at a kosher market is ‘random?’”

“Umm..seems like it would be better described as ‘specific,’” he added.

Other Twitter users disagreed with Mr. Malina and defended the president’s sentiment.

“Poor choice of words, in any event,” the actor tweeted. “At a time when it’s vitally important to highlight the non-random nature of the act, the President misspoke.”


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