Tuesday, April 03, 2007

European PC Nonsense

The desperate, capitulating, bureaucratic dregs in Brussels have reached a new pathetic, pandering low:

The European Union has drawn up guidelines advising government spokesmen to refrain from linking Islam and terrorism in their statements.

Brussels officials have confirmed the existence of a classified handbook which offers "non-offensive" phrases to use when announcing anti-terrorist operations or dealing with terrorist attacks.

Banned terms are said to include "jihad", "Islamic" or "fundamentalist".

The word "jihad" is to be avoided altogether, according to some sources, because for Muslims the word can mean a personal struggle to live a moral life.

One alternative, suggested publicly last year, is for the term "Islamic terrorism" to be replaced by "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam".

Such cleverness! Such linguistic trickery! Such censorship! Such... casuistry! Why didn't we think of this sooner? We can win the war on Terrorism in one fell swoop, all we need to do is re-classify future acts of terror as justified acts of "Bellicose defense by freedom fighting, monotheistic, Persian Gulf advocate groups."

I pray to God that our Congress never passes any such measure that even remotely resembles this spineless whimper of a "law."

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