Separating Islam And Terrorism

I wish I could say this was a joke, but it is well past April 1, and I think these people have lost their minds

U.S. officials are being advised in internal government documents to avoid referring publicly to al Qaeda and other terrorist groups as Islamic or Muslim, and not to use terms like jihad or mujahedeen, which “unintentionally legitimize” terrorism.

“There’ s a growing consensus [in the Bush administration] that we need to move away from that language,” said a former senior administration official who was involved until recently in policy debates on the issue.

Instead, in two documents circulated last month by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), the multiagency center charged with strategic coordination of the U.S. war on terror, officials are urged to use terms such as violent extremists, totalitarian and death cult to characterize al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.

“Avoid labeling everything ‘Muslim.’ It reinforces the ‘U.S. vs. Islam’ framework that al Qaeda promotes,” according to “Words that Work and Words that Don’t: A Guide for Counter-Terrorism Communication,” produced last month by the center.

Un-fucking believable.

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6 Responses to “Separating Islam And Terrorism”

  1. John Ryan says:

    I guess that means that we should also avoid calling our military the Christian forces

  2. Ogre says:

    The first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have a problem. I guess the Bush campaign is trying to pull a Clinton — just deny there’s a muslim terrorist problem, and there won’t be one, right?

  3. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Secular Sheik Ryan will be JUDGED in the LEFT line with the goats! “If men are so wicked with religion… then how would they be without it?” — Benjamin Franklin. Found Father 1776
    CRUSADERS die for GOD and COUNTRY … not for atheists, islamofascists, agnostics, atheists, cafeteria catholics, phony christians, secularists, fascists, socialists, marxists, feminists, nazis, soviets, chicoms, communists, hedonists, humanists, Hollyweirdos, kooks ‘r us and LIBERALS! Pick ONE Ryan? Have a nice day….

  4. […] Teach is about as happy as I was over the news that our leaders have decided to politically correct …. […]

  5. John, our military is not based on being religious. Islams is.

    Bush is losing it, Ogre. That should make John happy. I’m surprised he didn’t jump on that route. But, I guess he hates the military and Christians more then Bush, figuring out that the first two will be around for much longer then the latter.

  6. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Saddam Ryan of Arabia digs ALLAH ACKBAR!
    It gives him that Sandy Frank Zappa look?

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