Obama Admin to Ban Words that Might Hurt Muslims’ Feelings
Above everything else, we need to make sure we don’t hurt the feelings of Muslims.
Never mind that many – if not most – want Christians and Jews dead, that’s not the point.
This issue at hand is feelings, because #FeelingsMatter.
From Federalist Papers:
At Homeland Security, the advisory council recommends the feds stop using terms that frame the war on terrorism as an “us versus them” battle and that they avoid using terms like “jihad,” “Shariah,” “takfir,” and “umma.” The last two terms refer to apostasy and the Muslim community, World New Daily is reporting.
Amazingly – as if it matters even a little bit – they also recommended using the term “American Muslim” instead of “Muslim American.”
They offer a bunch of wiggly reasons for this wordplay – not to offend Muslims, not to single out one religion, etcetera. But the most idiotic is their claim that they want to downplay the success of Islamic radicals’ recruitment efforts:
In warning the DHS not to use divisive, “us and them” language, the advisory council said DHS must ensure their words are “properly calibrated to diminish the recruitment efforts of extremists who argue that the West is at war with Islam.”
As former DHS officer Philip Haney writes, the terrorists could not care less what terms we use to define them.
But keeping their words “properly calibrated” is a fool’s errand, according to Haney, because Islamic jihadists don’t care about the words used to describe them. Moreover, whether or not the West is at war with Islam doesn’t matter because Islam is at war with the West.
I guess this makes sense.
Obama did also force the DHS to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties.
All in a day’s work to improve America, I guess?