Muslim-led Committee Tells DHS to Ban Words Like ‘Jihad, Sharia’

Source: DHS To Fight ISIS With Political Correctness | The Daily Caller

Less than a week before Omar Mateen walked into an Orlando gay club and killed or wounded more than 100 people, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) submitted its Countering Violent Extremism report to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson. The report instructs the DHS not to use any language that might be “disrespectful” to Muslims, including (but not limited to) the words “jihad,” “sharia” and “takfir.”

The report was crafted by an HSAC subcommittee that Secretary Johnson created in November 2015. The head of that subcommittee, Farah Pandith, was appointed by Johnson in May 2015. The subcommittee published the report on June 9.


Note: Farah Pandith is a Muslim who was previously hired and sworn in on a Koran by Hillary Clinton.

Farah Pandith – now head of DHS committee recommending ban on use of words jihad and sharia – sworn in on Koran by Hillary Clinton


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In addition to combating violent extremism by reaching out to “gender diverse” Americans and teaching youth “appropriate online etiquette,” the report recommends that the DHS “avoid stigmatizing specific communities.”

The report urges DHS officials to “Reject religiously-charged terminology and problematic positioning by using plain meaning American English.”

 For example, the report says the DHS should be “using American English instead of religious, legal and cultural terms like ‘jihad,’ ‘sharia,’ ‘takfir’ or ‘umma.’”

The report acknowledges that, “There is a disagreement among scholars, government officials, and activists about the right lexicon to use around the issues of violent extremism.”

Nevertheless, the report states, “Under no circumstance should we be using language that will alienate or be disrespectful of fellow Americans.”

“We must speak with honor and respect about all communities within the United States. We should give dignity to the many histories and diversities within our nation and advocate for a consistent whole of government approach that utilizes agreed terms and words. Tone and word choice matter,” the report states.

The report includes other recommendations for countering violent extremism, such as: “Focus on gender diversity of youth through careful attention to the range of push and pull factors that attract individuals of differing gender.”

The report also recommends countering extremism by teaching youth “appropriate online etiquette.”

The report instructs the DHS to “Develop a curriculum in partnership with the Department of Education and education experts and non-profits to disseminate to schools, teaching children appropriate online etiquette to mitigate online hate.”

The DHS website states that HSAC, “Provides organizationally independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary, including the creation and implementation of critical and actionable policies for the security of the homeland.”


h/t Pamela Geller who writes: Homeland Security PROHIBITED from Using ‘JIHAD’, ‘SHARIA’ — words that “DISRESPECT” Muslims

Sharia enforcement on DHS language. If we have submitted and surrendered, why do we even need a Department of Homeland Security?


Post-script: Since 2008, we’ve been informing readers about Muslim-led efforts to prevent the West from speaking about Islamic jihad:

10 Responses

  1. Time to stand up to the Farah Pandith’s and all other’s like her that if she does NOT recognize that Americans have a Constitutional right to ‘FREE SPEECH” then take her derrriere somewhere else. She DOES NOT rule yet!!! Guess that she is one that cannot stand the truth being told isn’t she??

  2. I printed a copy so I can read it while in a more relaxed position. Takes the heat off law enforcement and puts it squarely on no one in particular.

  3. […] Farah Pandith, who directed DHS not to use the words sharia and jihad among other Islamic terms, John Brennan is also a […]

  4. Islamic doctrine is against everything America stands for, but yet they are people too? My belief is, unless they swear allegiance to the United States and repudiate the Koran, and it’s child molesting murdering creator, they may not enter. Why don’t they want to stay in their Muslim hellholes? Answer–to attempt to convert us to barbarism. Wake Up Americans!

  5. Dear DHS;The English language is very friendly to the use of coined words and the inclusion of commonly used worlds and phrases from many languages .TO OUTLAW THESE WORDS OF JIHAD AND sharia is an act of discrimination and subterfuge that seeks to give special privilege to Islamic culture;MISTAKE!!!

    • To expand a little. If we do not use the words our enemies use, how can we expect to communicate. Moreover, clear English definitions are made. After all, people like CAIR are fond of saying non arabic speaking people cannot understand things like the koran.

      • It’s a long-standing battle by Muslims…see the PS added to the end of the post above with much more on the implementation of sharia on our speech

  6. We should not be listening to any advise a muzzie would offer.

  7. another one of obamas stooges. they dont make the rules; they should live by our laws. more and more they want no freedom of speech if it impacts their radical islam ideology. islam is nor nor will it ever be a religion of peace; piece of ass maybe, but not peace.

  8. I’m OFFENDED BY OBAMA HIRING PPL SUCH AS KOREEN SHORA-WHO PRAISES& SAY’S 9/11 IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD THAT EVER HAPPENED,&OUTWARDLY&OPENLY SAID,”SHE REJECTED EVER ACCEPTING THE IDEA OF TRUELY BEING AN AMERICAN.BUT SHE’S A ADVISOR IN HSC
    OVERLOOKING AMERICAN’S SAFETY. F**KING BULL SH*T.LIKE TEDDY ROOSEVELT SAID,” IF YOU CAN’T ASSIMILATE GET THE F**K OUT.”
    REAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMERICAN’S ATE OFFENDED
    BY THIS MID EAST RETORIC BULL SHIT..
    WHY DOES OBSMA HAVE 12 MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
    OUR ENEMY IN WHITE HOUSE AS ADVISORS & MANY
    MORE MUSLIMS IN PISITIONS IF TELLI G US,(AMERICAN’S) WHAT WE CAN SAY OR FEEL.THE UNITED STATES HAS BATTLED ISLAMIC MUSLIM TERRORISM FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.
    MARINE CORP HYMN,TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI
    1793 GEO.WASHINGTON TOLD CONGRESS THAT THE ONLY THING ISLAMIC TERRIRIST UNDERSYAND IS FORCE.DIPLOMACY DOESNT WORK.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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