The list of words we aren’t supposed to use keeps growing. Jihad, mujahideen, Hussein, etc.
Charles Allen, the senior intelligence official at the Department of Homeland Security, says the phrase [war on terror] is counter-productive because it creates “animus” in Islamic countries.
“[It] has nothing to do with political correctness,” Mr Allen said in an interview. “It is interpreted in the Muslim world as a war on Islam and we don’t need this.”
If it has nothing to do with political correctness, why does it matter how it is “interpreted”? It seems not wanting to offend “the Muslim world” (which includes the islamic terrorists against whom the so-called war on terror is being fought) is nothing but political correctness. One thing is certain, Islamic terrorists are at war with the West – they have made that clear in their words and actions. In response, bureaucrats in Washington seem content to fight a war on words between themselves – taking advice from “the Muslim Brotherhood world.” Backstory here, here, and here.
“We are at war with terrorism, and its underlying ideology – not Islam – and we’ve gone out of our way to make that point,” says Mr Knocke. “In truth, war has been declared upon us.”
Even the DHS spokesman can’t help but contradict himself. What is the underlying ideology of terrorism and who declared war upon us? What we’ve done is gone out of our way to kiss the ass of muslims bent on destroying the West.
Peter Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House intelligence committee, in an interview said the phrase ”war on terror” was the “dumbest term…you could use”. The Michigan lawmaker, who criticises the Bush administration for using an overly aggressive tone…”
Overly aggressive? Wtf was 9-11? Overly submissive Hoekstra represents one of the largest Muslim enclaves in the U.S.
The article goes on to cite military spokesmen and others who want to coddle Muslims by reaching out to Muslim communities – who continually fail to cooperate with law enforcement, soften the language we use, and counter al-qaeda propaganda in chat rooms. They also incorrectly contend that the term “Islamic terrorist” suggests all Muslims are terrorists. By the same notion, doesn’t the term “Muslim world” suggest the entire world is Muslim? We know that’s the goal, but it’s not the case yet. Read it all.