UK Cops Consider Dropping Terms ‘Islamist Terror’ and ‘Jihadi’
Deep-sixing reality to avoid offending Muslims.
You might have thought that Absurd Britannia couldn’t possibly get any more absurd. You’d have been wrong. The Daily Mail reported Monday that British “police are considering dropping the terms ‘Islamist terror’ and ‘jihadi’ because they ‘don’t help community relations.’” The cops were apparently mum about whether jihad terrorism and jihadis themselves “don’t help community relations.” They’re much more concerned about nomenclature. If we don’t offend the poor dears, you see, all will be well, and jihad will become a thing of the past.
Well, that is, not “jihad,” but whatever Britain’s politically correct elite decide to call it. Maybe they could take a page from the Washington Redskins and call jihadis The London Football Team. The Daily Mail notes that “alternatives suggested include ‘faith-claimed terrorism’, ‘terrorists abusing religious motivations’ and ‘adherents of Osama bin Laden’s ideology.’”
What exactly is Osama bin Laden’s ideology? Don’t expect the British police to tell you. This entire rebranding endeavor is an effort to ignore and obfuscate the answer to that question. Now who would want to do that? The Daily Mail tells us that “a Muslim police organisation claimed today’s official terminology fuelled negative perceptions, stereotypes, discrimination and Islamophobia.” Why, we can’t have people thinking ill of people for blowing up commuters on buses and subways and little girls at concerts. And so “the 3,000-strong National Association of Muslim Police advocated ‘a change in culture by moving away from using terms which have a direct link to Islam and jihad. These … do not help community relations and public confidence.’”