Evidence of Islamic terrorism is difficult to find. Especially if your mission is to avoid finding it. And yet when things went the other way (Giffords in Arizona for instance) it took a long time for the White House to chime in.
So maybe that is the rule for judging actual White House opinion. If they come out right away and say it is not terrorism or go to great lengths to avoid the obvious - it is terrorism. If they do nothing for a while or suggest it might be terrorism - it is not terrorism - of course that can be adjusted based on skin pigmentation.
H/T Libertarian Republican
Cross Posted at Classical Values