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Posted on 08/10/2006 1:55:04 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
US Muslims bristle at Bush term "Islamic fascists" Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:07 PM ET
By Amanda Beck
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Muslim groups criticized President George W. Bush on Thursday for calling a foiled plot to blow up airplanes part of a "war with Islamic fascists," saying the term could inflame anti-Muslim tensions.
U.S. officials have said the plot, thwarted by Britain, to blow up several aircraft over the Atlantic bore many of the hallmarks of al Qaeda.
"We believe this is an ill-advised term and we believe that it is counter-productive to associate Islam or Muslims with fascism," said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations advocacy group.
"We ought to take advantage of these incidents to make sure that we do not start a religious war against Islam and Muslims," he told a news conference in Washington.
"We urge him (Bush) and we urge other public officials to restrain themselves."
Awad said U.S. officials should take the lead from their British counterparts who had steered clear of using what he considered inflammatory terms when they announced the arrest of more than 20 suspects in the reported plot.
Hours after the news broke, Bush said it was "a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation."
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I agree--I much prefer "Islamofascists."
I thought he said 'radicals'.
How about 'Fascistic Islamists'?
Well as the prophet once said, "If the shoe fits, you probably don't have enough explosives in it".
Guess it hit a little too close to home.
What in the world do they want us to call this???..just the religion of peace at work????
I second that!
I was at wrk while Bush made his speech today, so I did not get to hear it. But, if CAIR is pissed, it must hav been on the right track.
Islamic Nazis would have worked as well IMO.
CAIR is evil.
I am sick that there are things called American Mooselimbs!
I 'bristle' at that term also; I prefer IslamoCommies.
The irony had to be visible dripping from Mr. Awad's mouth.
I'd prefer the term Islamic National Socialism. Islamic fascism implies a well-thought out political and economic system, not merely a cult worship of death, destruction, and power.
Ah well, this makes so much sense as "Islamikazi freaked-out wackos" has already been taken.
I prefer cannon fodder
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