Thursday, January 17, 2008

No More Islamic Terrorism in Britain

Words really should mean something and they generally do unless, of course, they are being wielded by culture conscious bureaucrats trying to frame the narrative into bite size morsels of language whose design is to do little more than make people feel all warm and yummy inside.

It is along these lines that British ministers have decided that the term "Islamic terrorism" will no longer be used by the government but will instead be labeled as "anti-Islamic activity" as if Islam is the target of terrorism rather than a motivator of it.

From the Daily Mail:

Ministers have adopted a new language for declarations on Islamic terrorism.

In future, fanatics will be referred to as pursuing "anti-Islamic activity".

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said that extremists were behaving contrary to their faith, rather than acting in the name of Islam.

Security officials believe that directly linking terrorism to Islam is inflammatory, and risks alienating mainstream Muslim opinion.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith should take a moment of her time to read the Koran.

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