Political Correctness: AP Stylebook Revises Definition of ‘Islamist’ as AP Caves PC Pressures … Term “Islamist,” Will No Longer Be Used To Describe “Islamic Fighters, Militants, Extremists Or Radicals”
If it looks like an Islamist, walks like an Islamist and talks like an Islamist, geuess what AP … It’s an Islamist.
Remember when the journalist news used to be about reporting the news and not about worrying whether someone felt uncomfortable? Now the AP wants to redefine the enemy of the United States. How about a new definition for the AP … gutless, politically correct cowards?
This is yet another example why many have no trust or respect in the MSM. Just days after dropping “illegal immigrant” from its influential stylebook, the Associated Press has revised its definition of another politically charged term, Islamist. The AP stated that it will no longer use the term ”Islamist” to describe an Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals. Instead, the AP now defines an ”Islamist” as an “advocate or supporter of a political movement that favors reordering government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam. Of course this was a result of the cowards at AP succumbing to the pressures of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Yup, here is one of the Islamists that the AP refuses to define as an Islamic Fighters, Militants, Extremists Or Radicals
Following on the heels of the Tuesday decision by The Associated Press to discontinue use of the term “illegal immigrant,” the news agency on Thursday revised its stylebook entry for another politically charged term. The term “Islamist,” the AP clarified in a Thursday afternoon alert to online stylebook subscribers, should not be used as “a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals.”
“Islamist” is frequently used as a label for conservative Islamic political movements, particularly Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, the group’s Palestinian offshoot. It generally carries a negative connotation.
The AP first added the term to its stylebook in 2012. The definition initially read:
Supporter of government in accord with the laws of Islam. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi.
Just how gutless and politically correct has the AP become? These folks are more worried about if they upset terrorists than they are in correctly and accurately reporting the news. If these jokers were around in the 1940′s I am guessing that they would have provided cute and flowery definitions for the term Nazi’s and fascists.
Sorry, but we will continue to use the term “Islamist” as it is meant to be and for effect we will add the term radical jihad Islamist fascist for effect.
Posted April 6, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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The Fighting Escalates Between Israel and Hamas … Iron Dome Intercepts Iranian made Missiles Aimed at Tel Aviv
Do not ever forget that a country has a right to defend itself … If the rockets are continues to be shot at Israel, this is going to turn into a ground offensive.
Further damage and death to Israel has been adverted thanks to the success of the Iron Dome missile defense system. As reported at the Jerusalem Post, Iron Dome intercepted two Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles aimed at Tel Aviv on Saturday. The missiles marked the third attack on the heavily populated central city in as many days. It should not be lost in this story that Hamas is firing missiles into populated cities without care and the missiles are made in Iran. If this continues, an Israel ground war is not far off.
The Iron Dome intercepted two Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles aimed at Tel Aviv on Saturday. The missiles marked the third attack on the heavily populated central city in as many days, after Palestinian terrorists from Gaza fired four missiles toward the financial capital on Thursday and Friday, prompting red alert air raid sirens to sound in the city.
The Defense Ministry deployed an upgraded Iron Dome battery in the Gush Dan area in the center of Israel on Saturday morning, after rushing its production in light of escalation. The battery is the fifth Iron Dome system operational in Israel.
Islamic Jihad leader Khalid Batsh said on Saturday that the launch of rockets at Tel Aviv from Gaza show “the rules of the game have changed in the region,” Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.
Brian in a Blue State
Last week the remarkable comments came from a senior member of the Barack Obama State Department stating, “the War on Terror is over”. The comment left most Americans scratching their collective heads wondering how someone in the State Department could have such an out of touch opinion when it comes to the war on terror.
However, the American people by an overwhelming majority reject the notion that the war on terror against radical Islam is over. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 79% of Americans believe that tjhe war on terror IS NOT OVER! There are only a delusional and misguided 11% who think that it is.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% of Likely U.S. Voters think the war on terror is over. Seventy-nine percent (79%) say that war, declared after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, is not over. Another 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
So how could anyone in the Obama State Department think that the war on terror is over? Maybe its the same folks who wanted to change the term “global war on terror” to “Overseas Contingency Operation”.
There is a saying that we are supposed to learn from history, otherwise we are destined to repeat it. As stated at The Foundry,the worst thing that the United States could ever do is develop a mentality of complacency when it comes to the war on terror. We ask that important post 9-11 question, HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN?
The worst thing the United States could do now is adopt an air of complacency. Combating the continued threat of terrorism requires not only continued reliance on existing counterterrorism and intelligence tools, such as the PATRIOT Act, but also enhancing cooperation among federal, state, and local authorities, as well as mutual trust and partnerships with Muslim communities throughout the United States.
The fact that the U.S. has not seen a large-scale successful attack since 9/11 truly points to the success of our counterterrorism systems. Future success, however, requires that the nation continue to remain vigilant.
More Barack Obama, “Hope & Change” … Israel foreign policy version.
It would appear that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is none to amused Obama’s “hopey, changey” views of Israel-Palestinian peace. Following Obama’s comments regarding Israel and the 1967 borders, Netanyahu gave a novice US President a lecture and history lesson and what can only be described as a “foreign policy” biotch slap was Obama looked on.
Netanyahu basically said to Obama regarding the 1967 borders … IT AIN’T GOING TO HAPPEN.
The New York Times reported that the telephone conversation was “furious” and that the prime minister “reacted angrily to (U.S. President Barack Obama’s) plan to endorse Israel’s pre-1967 borders for a future Palestinian state.”
The position essentially embraced the Palestinian view that the state they hope to build in the West Bank and Gaza Strip should largely be drawn along the lines that existed before the June 1967 war in which Israel occupied both territories.
As reported at the Gateway Pundit, it looks like Sarah Palin is offering Barack Obama a history lesson as well. Last night Sarah Palin appeared with Judge Jeanine Pirro to discuss the recent comments by Barack Obama and Israel must go back to the 1967 borders. Sarah Palin chastised President Obama for seeking a Middle East peace agreement at the expense of Israel’s territory. Obama says that it should not be divided but also said there should be a swap. Swap what?
Imagine Barack Obama lecturing Netanyahu the importance of peace. That is comical on its face. Like any Jew in Israel need to be told that by Obama.
Gene Simmons (KISS) Slams Obama on His Anti-Israel Policy: “He Has Fu*king No Idea What the World Is Like” … MUST WATCH VIDEO
Barack Obama Lost in Smallness … The KISS Edition …
Add Gene Simmons to the list of disillusioned 2008 individuals who voted for Barack Obama and will not be doing to in 2012. This is a must watch and priceless VIDEO.
In an interview with CNBC’s Jane Wells, former front man of the rock n’ roll bad KISS, Gene Simmons ripped President Barack Obama a new one on his proposal to weaken Israel in support of the Hamas-Fatah alliance and the 1967 borders. Simmons said, “He has no fu*king idea what the world is like” No truer words have been stated. Yet another reason why I always loved KISS. This is a must watch interview and the growing mood of many who previously voted for Obama. As Simmons said in the interview as to the reason why he voted for Obama, “I voted for and idea and got an idealist.” This is a must watch.
“How about you live there and try to defend an indefensible border?… He has no fu*king idea what the world is like.”
Rockers get it, too bad Obama doesn’t. It’s safe to say that after Obama’s comments regarding Israel going back to the 1967 borders, Beth I hear you crying because Obama just has no clue and its shameful that he would openly back the Palestinians over our greatest ally in the Middle East. From Detroit Rock City and across the country and for all those who love to Rock n’ Roll All Night know that Barack Obama is 100% wrong and will suffer a damning blow for this in the 2012 Presidential election.
Obama’s Arab Spring: Add Israel to Those Thrown Under the Obama Bus … Calls for Israel to Return to 1967 Borders
Barack Obama … an unmitigated disaster and truly an “Obamanation”.
Why are we not surprised that President Barack Hussein Obama disrespected Israel. Today, Obama called for Israel to return to the 1967 borders. As stated by 2012 GOP primary Presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney, Obama just threw Israel under the bus. However, this should come as so shock to Israel, Obama has pretty much done this his entire presidency. How sad that Obama sides with the Palestinians over our long time allies, Israel.
Vanderbilt ’11 – Barack Hussein Obama disrespects our greatest ally in the Middle East
“President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus. He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace,” Romney said in a statement.
“He has also violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by our friends,” added the former Massachusetts governor.
“President Obama has betrayed Israel and made a grievous mistake by suggesting borders of Israel go back to pre-1967 borders. This is an outrage to peace, sovereignty of Israel, and a stable Middle East,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), a 2008 Republican presidential candidate who’s been a staunch supporter of Israel, said in a statement.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responds to Obama’s comments.What on Earth is Netanyahu and Obama going to talk about on Friday? Seriously, after Obama’s comments, what is even the point of the meeting?
Mr. Netanyahu said in a pointed statement just before boarding a plane to Washington that while he appreciated Mr. Obama’s commitment to peace, he “expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of American commitments made to Israel in 2004 which were overwhelmingly supported by both Houses of Congress.”
The Gateway Pundit reminds us what Obama is really saying in that Barack Hussein Obama is proposing giving half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem to Hamas. Obama proposes in giving the Tomb of Jesus to the Palestinians. UNREAL. But what else should we expect from Barack Obama. And he wonder why so few actually consider Obama a Christan.
Congressman Allen West Confronted by Nezar Hamze, Executive Director of CAIR and Get’s his Hat handed to Him
From the Shark Tank comes the following confrontation at a town hall meeting where CAIR confronted Congressman Allen West and failed miserably. It is a perfect example of don’t ask for things, they might just come true. Or in this case, get an answer that you cannot come back from.
At a townhall meeting hosted by Congressman Allen West on Monday evening in Pompano Beach, the Q&A segment of the meeting featured a Koran wielding Nezar Hamze, Executive Director of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Hamze confronted Congressman West and asked him to point out where in the Koran does it give marching orders to Muslims “to carry out attacks against Americans and innocent people”. West quickly pointed out that the Koran was written long before America even existed and that it does indeed tell believers to kill infidels,
don’t try to blow sunshine up my butt …
PRCELESS!!! AMERICA NEEDS MORE ALLEN WEST’S!
The insanity of the insane …
Can we just preface this by saying that all involved in the Quaran book burning and the Grind Zero Mosque are crazy attention seeking fools with self-serving and evil intentions! Could there be any more insanity from all involved, all in the name of tolerance and God, yea right.
The AP is reporting that theQuran book burning has been called off and the lunatic pastor is saying there is a deal to have the Ground Zero mosque moved. Rut-roh, seems to be some going back on the deal, if there ever was one. Oh, but wait … there is no deal to move the mosque. Gateway Pundit says, “Pastor Terry Jones told reporters tonight that his planned bonfire is back on after he was “lied to” by a local imam.”
The leader of a tiny Florida church says he won’t follow through on a plan to burn copies of Islam’s holy text if he’s able to meet Saturday with the organizers behind a mosque planned near ground zero in New York.
Speaking to NBC’s “Today” show, the Rev. Terry Jones said if he meets with the imam in New York, he won’t burn the Quran. It wasn’t clear if he meant the burning would be halted indefinitely or just for Saturday.
Now the lunatic Florida pastor says the Quran burning might go forward after all. we agree with Weasel Zippers, MAKE IT STOP!
Oh wait, now we know that the insanity has arrived. The lunatic fringe from the Westboro Baptist Church have stated that if Gainesville’s Dove World Outreach Center calls its off, they will burn the Qurans. Does the Westboro Baptist folks really want to mess with radical Islam? They might be even more insane than the members of Westboro.
ABC’s Chris Cuomo Incredibly Stupid Comment, “Christians Shouldn’t Condemn Jihad Because of the Crusades”
UNBELIEVABLE … Don’t condemn present day Islamic jihad because of what took place centuries ago … STUCK ON STUPID!
We are yet witness again to the absolute stupidity of the MSM as ABC’s Chris Cuomo defends jihad and criticizes those that would dare find fault with Muslim jihad. Chris Cuomo actually tweeted the following, “Christians Shouldn’t Condemn Jihad Because of the Crusades.”
Some body owes every one a big apology.
Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers
UNREAL, we are not supposed to condemn jihad that goes on in present day society every day because of what took place centuries ago? ARE YOU INSANE?!!! That’s correct folks, according to Cuomo do not condemn cutting the heads off of the infidels and news reporters like Danny Pearl, do not criticize the killing of innocent civilians by suicide bombers and by all mean America … you must not condemn Islamic jihad when they fly planes into buildings on September 11, 2001 and kill nearly 3000 innocent people.
Not only does Cuomo show his complete stupidity and PC run amok in typical MSM fashion, as NewsBusters points out, he also shows his complete ignorance of the facts. However, in typical liberal MSM fashion, why would they let the facts get in the way of liberal bias?
In a tweet Aug. 26, ABC “20/20″ anchor Chris Cuomo told his 987,000 followers not to condemn Muslim violence because other religions have perpetrated violence in the past.
“To all my christian brothers and sisters, especially catholics – before u condemn muslims for violence, remember the crusades….study them,” Cuomo tweeted around 9:30 am.
So does past violence justify modern violence? If so, maybe Cuomo should take his own advice and study the Crusades. Even a brief study would reveal a much more complicated situation than Cuomo’s tweet suggests about who struck first.
Historians, including professor and author Bernard Lewis, have noted that the Crusades were in fact a response to jihad. “The Crusades could more accurately be described as a limited, belated and, in the last analysis, ineffectual response to the jihad – a failed attempt to recover by a Christian holy war what had been lost to a Muslim holy war,” Lewis wrote in the Wall Street Journal shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.