Skip to comments.CAIR demands media drop term “Islamist”
Posted on 01/03/2013 3:49:18 PM PST by LSUfan
The Council on American Islamist Relations (CAIR) demanded the media drop the term Islamist in a commentary piece today from communications director Ibrahim Hooper, SLAM-OPED: Media Urged to Drop Term Islamist in New Year.
In it, Hooper laments that the term Islamist is used in an almost exclusively pejorative context and unfairly labels any politically active Muslim with the term.
Hooper appears to be reacting to the terms incorporation in 2012 into the AP Stylebook, the style manual for journalists, as follows:
Islamist Supporter of government in accord with the laws of Islam. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi.
Hooper writes that it is unfair that while those influenced by the Bible are likely to be called Good Samaritans, those following the Quran are called Islamists:
As many people make promises to themselves to improve their lives or their societies in the coming year, here is a suggested New Years resolution for media outlets in America and worldwide: Drop the term Islamist.
Many Muslims who wish to serve the public good are influenced by the principles of their faith. Islam teaches Muslims to work for the welfare of humanity and to be honest and just. If this inspiration came from the Bible, such a person might well be called a Good Samaritan. But when the source is the Quran, the person is an Islamist.
The frequent linkage of the term Islamist to violence and denial of religious and human rights is also strongly promoted by Islamophobic groups and individuals who seek to launch rhetorical attacks on Islam and Muslims, without the public censure that would normally accompany such bigoted attacks on any other faith.
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In reality, the most descriptive name is in fact "Mohammedan."
Moose4 demands CAIR eat a ham sandwich and shut the hell up.
And the correct term is “Pedophile Follower and Potential Terrorist.”
How about, ‘Dead Islamist’?
How about - “MohammedaNazi”?
Oh yeah, that's MSNBC's favorite term for Christians, you bet.
Koranimals has a warm and fuzzy ring to it.
LOL! The term islamist was invented so as to not lump the terrorists muslims in with the hyper-illusive and probably fantastical so called peaceful muslims.
Is CAIR saying all muslims are alike?
Better yet boot them out back to Arabia etc for trying to foist their false prophet on us and the rest of the world. These dipshit hypnotized Muzzies are living a charmed life....for the time being. Until all their bets turn to shiite
We DO NOT HAVE islamophobia.
A Phobia is an unreasoned fear.
We have learned the truth about islam
and there is every reason to oppose it.
Watch the talking heads obey and wag their tails like puppydogs.
Oh, and, Hitler demands journalists drop term Nazi.
Ghengis Khan demands journalist drop term Kerry supporter.
I prefer Rock-Chucker myself.
Ok ok, I understand this word islamofascist offends you, so from now on I will simple say f&&king islamofascist.
With knowledge aforethought of its being deleted, how about: goatphukers ?
Hey, Hooper.....you Islamist piece of excrement.....pound sand. We’ll call you and your filthy ilk whatever...and whenever...we choose, asshole. Welcome to America.
So says the psychotic raghead jihadi.
How many women on their Board??????????
You beat me to it. Only I was going to be cruder, so thank you.
No, wait......let me get this straight. They DEMAND that the media drop the term "Islamist".....the very term used in their organizational name (see above).
So.....um......someone help me out here. Are they saying they are offensive even to themselves, as well as us? I'm just asking here.......
....or is this like blacks calling each other "n**ger" all the time, but God forbid a whitey call them that? Kinda like that?
Let’s just simply refer to them as f**king muslim scum
After the first WTC attack; after the successful WTC attack; after the bombings and other attacks on our embassies in Beirut, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Kenya, India and Turkey; after the terrorist attacks on the Spanish trains and the London Underground; after many of the 12,800 rockets and mortars launched against civilian targets in Israel over the past 12 years, after any of the 290 suicide bombings in Pakistan or the thousands worldwide that made the news; after those honor killings and prosecutions of rape victims with particularly gruesome pictures; and after so many other Islamic events that I cannot list them all, we are reminded repeatedly that Islam is a religion of peace. Why would the term “Islamist” have developed a negative connotation, when we are reminded almost daily that Islam is peaceful?
Let’s try islamomysogynists ? Or, islamochildmurdererists? Or, islamoteenager-rapists? They’re getting off way too easy with just islamists.....
Part of the problem is the AP’s politically correct definition of Islamist. The definition leaves out anything about imposing Koranic government through violence. Sure, violence is inherent in the Koran but any reasonable definition of Islamist would spell out the connection between Islamist and violence, which after all is why we care about it in the first place.
I’m partial to MUDSLIMEZ myself.
Snip: ... CAIR then spells out what references it is concerned about: Islam, Islamists, terrorism, counterterrorism, extremism, homeland security, Muslims, the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic law, Shariah, jihad, radicalization, or CAIR.
‘’l understand you’ve taken exception to my calling you Islamists. l’m sorry. l apologize. l ask you to note that l did not call you murdering pedophiles, goat fornicaters, or low-born fanatics. But l did say Islamists. No escaping that. And for that slip of the tongue... l apologize.’’
How does “goat buggering islamderthal” sound?
Guess I will have to go back to the old Terrorist thingie.
It’s rather ironical, isn’t it?
That name came from their deeds, the followers of the Bible tend to do good selfless deeds, while the followers of the Quran tend to kill others in the name of Islam, hence the term "Islamist".
Don't like it CAIR, change your ways. I ain't calling a pig a horse because the Pig is ashamed of his She'ite.
Hey Hooper, take it up with Big Lou Dobbs...he was the one who coined the term, and aptly so.
Oh goody! We can go back to using the term terrorist again.
Dear Ibrahim Hooper,
Islamist nazis CAIR can take a flying Islamist **** at a rolling Islamist donut.
I read this wrong at first. I read it as “Drop An Islamist”..
I was wondering why it was news. Then I read it again,,aha!
I like my version better.
I wonder if the CAIR pervert is trying to pretend that Christians aren’t called all sort of nasty names in the media and public discourse? I can’t remember the last time any mainstream media-bot had something nice to say about Christianity. Anyone else remember?
That's already covered
pisslam delenda est
Don’t forget “Camel Humper”.
Where do you think the saying “I’d walk a mile for a camel” came from?
The term Murdering B*stards kind of appeals to me.