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The language police win again: AP bans term “Islamist”


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William A. Jacobson



The language police are getting crazy. There now no longer are Illegal Immigrants. And as of today at AP, there are no Islamists.


We use the term Islamist here to distinguish the fundamentalists and radicals from the non-radicals. The Muslim Brotherhood is Islamist. Hamas is Islamist. Hezbollah is Islamist. The Mullahs in Iran are Islamist. The King of Jordan is not.


Not good enough for the thought and language police. Via Politico:


On Thursday, after much prodding from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the AP moved to disassociate the term “Islamist” from its negative connotations with “Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals, who may or may not be Islamists.”




CAIR commended the AP’s decision in a statement released on Friday: ”We believe this revision is a step in the right direction and will result in fewer negative generalizations in coverage of issues related to Islam and Muslims,” Ibrahim Hooper, the National Communications Director for the civil liberties group said. “The key issue with the term ‘Islamist’ is not its continued use; the issue is its use almost exclusively as an ill-defined pejorative.”



My Head Hurts....Bad.

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The real tragedy here is the fact that our largest supplier by far of the news is AP.

It has always had a liberal bent because so many journalists are liberal Democrats.

This ban (along with the banning of "illegal immigrant") is just another sign of iberal Democrat control. Their view and their tweaking of views is the only view there is. We are on the losing side.

.Very sad.

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How Orwellian. Next thing you know, AP will start referring to themselves as a non-biased, non-partisan news service.

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