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Brits Re-brand War

Posted by Joshua Price on January 29, 2008

Our friends from across the pond have decided that’s incorrect and insensitive to refer to a terrorism act committed by a Muslim as an “Islamic extremist attack, or an “attack by the Islamofascists.”

So what are the Brits suggesting we refer to Islamofascism as:

“Anti-Islamic Activity”

Oh it gets much better. Read the justification for the new reference as cited in today’s New York Sun:

My favorite headline of the year so far comes from The Daily Mail in Britain: “Government Renames Islamic Terrorism As ‘Anti-Islamic Activity’ To Woo Muslims.”

Her Majesty’s Government is not alone in feeling it’s not always helpful to link Islam and the, ah, various unpleasantnesses with suicide bombers and whatnot. Even in his cowboy Crusader heyday, President Bush liked to cool down the crowd with a lot of religion-of-peace stuff. But the British have now decided that kind of mealy-mouthed “respect” is no longer sufficient. So, henceforth, any terrorism perpetrated by persons of an Islamic persuasion will be designated “anti-Islamic activity.” Britain’s Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, unveiled the new brand name in a speech a few days ago. “There is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorize, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief,” she told her audience. “Indeed, if anything, these actions are anti-Islamic.”

Then why are the majority of terrorists Muslim? Why does the Koran preach kill or convert?

Answer: Because Islam is not a “religion of peace” and many terrorist acts are essentially justified if not encouraged by the Koran.

Please check out the full article written by Mark Steyn.

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