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CAIR demands media drop term “Islamist”
Legal Insurrection ^ | 3 January 13 | Anne Sorock

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 term’s 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 Qu’ran 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 Year’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cair; islam; jihad; mohammedanism
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So what term is more appropriate? Islamofascist?

Muslim

Moslem

Islamic

Mohammedan

In reality, the most descriptive name is in fact "Mohammedan."

1 posted on 01/03/2013 3:49:32 PM PST by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

Moose4 demands CAIR eat a ham sandwich and shut the hell up.

And the correct term is “Pedophile Follower and Potential Terrorist.”

}:-)4


2 posted on 01/03/2013 3:51:06 PM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: LSUfan

How about, ‘Dead Islamist’?


3 posted on 01/03/2013 3:51:06 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: LSUfan

How about - “MohammedaNazi”?


4 posted on 01/03/2013 3:52:20 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LSUfan
those influenced by the Bible are likely to be called “Good Samaritans,”

Oh yeah, that's MSNBC's favorite term for Christians, you bet.

5 posted on 01/03/2013 3:53:51 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SandRat

Koranimals has a warm and fuzzy ring to it.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 3:54:30 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: LSUfan

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?


7 posted on 01/03/2013 3:55:42 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: LSUfan

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


8 posted on 01/03/2013 3:55:45 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: LSUfan

Muslimist


9 posted on 01/03/2013 3:56:14 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: LSUfan

Dear Muslim,
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.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 3:57:30 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: LSUfan

Watch the talking heads obey and wag their tails like puppydogs.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 3:59:25 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: LSUfan
OK, let's just call them Muslim pigs.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 4:00:01 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: LSUfan

Oh, and, Hitler demands journalists drop term Nazi.
Ghengis Khan demands journalist drop term Kerry supporter.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 4:00:08 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: LSUfan
Hey, you Islamist POS, we don't want to hear any Islamist whining coming from your Islamist pie-hole.
Chill or carry your Islamist a$$ out of here - catch a plane back to Islamistan or wherever you came from.
14 posted on 01/03/2013 4:02:14 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: LSUfan

I prefer Rock-Chucker myself.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 4:03:05 PM PST by SENTINEL (I lie, I cheat, I steal, I communize, I sacrifice unborn babies, I'm Harry Reid and I'm a mormon)
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To: LSUfan

Ok ok, I understand this word islamofascist offends you, so from now on I will simple say f&&king islamofascist.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 4:07:56 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: LSUfan

With knowledge aforethought of its being deleted, how about: goatphukers ?


17 posted on 01/03/2013 4:10:22 PM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: LSUfan

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.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 4:12:59 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: LSUfan
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.

So says the psychotic raghead jihadi.

19 posted on 01/03/2013 4:14:11 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: LSUfan

How many women on their Board??????????


20 posted on 01/03/2013 4:14:43 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: LSUfan
goathumper...
21 posted on 01/03/2013 4:15:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: LSUfan
care bear mo CAIR bear
22 posted on 01/03/2013 4:23:16 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Chode

You beat me to it. Only I was going to be cruder, so thank you.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 4:24:55 PM PST by Yudan (Living comes much easier once we admit we're dying.)
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To: LSUfan

Christophobes.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 4:25:42 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: LSUfan
"The Council on American Islamist Relations (CAIR) demanded the media drop the term “Islamist” in a commentary piece..."

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?

25 posted on 01/03/2013 4:25:53 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: LSUfan

Let’s just simply refer to them as f**king muslim scum


26 posted on 01/03/2013 4:26:47 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: LSUfan

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?


27 posted on 01/03/2013 4:28:53 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: LSUfan

Let’s try islamomysogynists ? Or, islamochildmurdererists? Or, islamoteenager-rapists? They’re getting off way too easy with just islamists.....


28 posted on 01/03/2013 4:29:36 PM PST by major-pelham
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To: LSUfan

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.


29 posted on 01/03/2013 4:31:22 PM PST by Stingray51
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To: LSUfan

I’m partial to MUDSLIMEZ myself.


30 posted on 01/03/2013 4:32:40 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: null and void
Who is influencing counterterrorism strategies?

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.”

31 posted on 01/03/2013 4:34:55 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: LSUfan

‘’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.’’


32 posted on 01/03/2013 4:36:02 PM PST by Lexington Green
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To: LSUfan

How does “goat buggering islamderthal” sound?


33 posted on 01/03/2013 4:39:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: LSUfan
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Memo to CAIR ...

Piss upon Obama and his Child-Molster Prophet Mohammed ...

Questions ?


.
34 posted on 01/03/2013 4:41:12 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: LSUfan

Guess I will have to go back to the old Terrorist thingie.


35 posted on 01/03/2013 4:41:20 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: null and void

It’s rather ironical, isn’t it?


36 posted on 01/03/2013 4:41:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: LSUfan
it is unfair that while those influenced by the Bible are likely to be called “Good Samaritans,” those following the Qu’ran are called “Islamists”:

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.

37 posted on 01/03/2013 4:45:13 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: LSUfan

Hey Hooper, take it up with Big Lou Dobbs...he was the one who coined the term, and aptly so.


38 posted on 01/03/2013 4:46:05 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: LSUfan
Hey YO! CAIR, I don't KAIR about your effin HURT FEELINGS



39 posted on 01/03/2013 4:56:22 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: LSUfan

Oh goody! We can go back to using the term terrorist again.


40 posted on 01/03/2013 4:59:19 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: LSUfan

41 posted on 01/03/2013 4:59:48 PM PST by drewh
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To: LSUfan

Dear Ibrahim Hooper,

Drop Dead.

Your’s truly,
Bryan24


42 posted on 01/03/2013 5:03:20 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: LSUfan

Islamist nazis CAIR can take a flying Islamist **** at a rolling Islamist donut.


43 posted on 01/03/2013 5:06:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: LSUfan

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.


44 posted on 01/03/2013 5:06:59 PM PST by austinaero
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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?


45 posted on 01/03/2013 5:12:05 PM PST by austinaero
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To: Lexington Green
.. l ask you to note that l did not call you murdering pedophiles, goat fornicaters ..

That's already covered


pisslam delenda est

46 posted on 01/03/2013 5:12:29 PM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: LSUfan
I have always referred to them as الرمال الزنجي
47 posted on 01/03/2013 5:43:28 PM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Chode

Don’t forget “Camel Humper”.

Where do you think the saying “I’d walk a mile for a camel” came from?


48 posted on 01/03/2013 5:50:21 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
LOL...
49 posted on 01/03/2013 6:05:41 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: LSUfan

The term Murdering B*stards kind of appeals to me.


50 posted on 01/03/2013 6:58:42 PM PST by DManA
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