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??????????