John on January 17, 2008 at 7:56 pm
Somewhere George Orwell is either spinning in his grave or perhaps laughing his head off:
Ministers have adopted a new language for declarations on Islamic terrorism.
In future, fanatics will be referred to as pursuing “anti-Islamic activity”.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said that extremists were behaving contrary to their faith, rather than acting in the name of Islam.
Security officials believe that directly linking terrorism to Islam is inflammatory, and risks alienating mainstream Muslim opinion.
Have you ever heard a more PC-jiongoistic bit of absolute rubbish than labeling Islamic terrorism “anti-Islamic activity.” I know nothing about Jacqui Smith except that she is a complete blithering idiot. A good case can be made that jihad (of the murderous variety) is explicity called for in the koran and not at all contrary to its teachings. It certainly wasn’t contrary to the life of Mohammad who led numerous military campaigns in his lifetime.
Anti-Islamic activity. You just can’t make this stuff up.
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