The Progressive Blob
THE PROGRESSIVE BLOB
Mr. Miller’s article reprinted below.The piece linked to WND’s article of April 5, 2013.
For the second time in just days, Associated Press has redefined a word for its reporters that adopts a politically correct position, this time pleasing Muslim activists with a decision to ban the use of “Islamist” as a synonym for “fighters” and/or “militants.”
Politico’s Dylan Byers noted the change by AP was made “after much prodding from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.”
“CAIR had complained late last year that the AP’s old definition of ‘Islamist’ – ‘a supporter of government in accord with the laws of Islam [and] who views the Quran as a political model’ – had become a pejorative shorthand for extremist Muslims,” Byers wrote.
The [AP] stylebook’s entry for Islamist now reads …. ‘An advocate or supporter of a political movement that favors reordering government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam. Do not use as a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals, who may or may not be Islamists.”
The move followed by just days the AP’s decision that it would redefine the American lexicon to discontinue references to “illegal immigrants.” That move widely drew guffaws, with “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno joking that it was being replaced with “undocumented Democrat.”
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Islamist! Islamist! Islamist! Islamist! Islamist! Islamist! Islamist! Islamist!
Illegal Immigrant! Illegal Immigrant! Illegal Immigrant! Illegal Immigrant!
What’s next flowery scented words to replace Jihadist I am 100% positive that the progressive will figure out some other way of replacing the word Jihadist even though this is a term codified by all that is Islam.
I wanted to understand more clearly what political correctness means and I found a good explanation when I read The Origins of Political Correctness, by Bill Lind, dated February 5, 2000 at Accuracy in Academia. I urge you to read.
The only hope left for the Patriot is a daily drip of conservative common sense and to continue to fight the good fight for liberty, freedom, for our Republic and to save our Constitution.
Of course having the handy bullshit gage helps.