Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Feds : "Don't call Muslim Terrorists, Muslim Terrorists....

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.

"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.


  1. The dhimmitude of our leaders is astounding--and dangerous. We can't even name the enemy for fear of offending him!

  2. i'm at the red-eye to offend!

    it's what i live for...


  3. AlwaysOnWatch is the bomb! she gives u.s. all something to aspire.