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CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebook’s Restrictions on Word 'Islamist'
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Posted on 04/06/2013 9:26:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebook’s Restrictions on Word 'Islamist' April 5, 2013 By Elizabeth Harrington

(CNSNews.com) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) praised the Associated Press (AP) for revising its stylebook to forbid the use of the word “Islamist,” if it is used to describe Islamic militants or extremists.

In a press release on Friday, CAIR said revising the term is a "step in the right direction,” and that they helped influence the AP’s decision.

“Late last year, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) approached AP about modifying the reference, which had been added to its influential Stylebook,” the release said.

“That entry read: ‘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.’”

“CAIR suggested that AP change its Stylebook to incorporate language similar to that used in the reference to ‘fundamentalist,’ which states that the label should not be used unless a group applies the term to itself,” they said.

CAIR also encouraged the media to drop the term. "Unfortunately, the term 'Islamist' has become shorthand for 'Muslims we don't like,'” said CAIR. “It is currently used in an almost exclusively pejorative context and is often coupled with the term 'extremist,' giving it an even more negative slant."

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It is what it is.........you ninnies.........
1 posted on 04/06/2013 9:26:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Language of the Third Reich by Victor Klemperer

In the book, Klemperer details how the nazis manipulated the German language as a means of manipulating German society to be more accepting of nazi goals and ideals.
2 posted on 04/06/2013 9:30:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s ok.

I will continue to use Muzzloid, Isalamo-fascist, child-raping, torturing, slave-trading, barbaric genocidal savages.

And the more the dimmis kow-tow to these fascists, the longer my string of epithets becomes.


3 posted on 04/06/2013 9:33:28 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

I’m kinda partial to “Islamderthal”.


4 posted on 04/06/2013 9:35:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m going to order that. Thanks for the link.


5 posted on 04/06/2013 9:35:34 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ef you, muslims.


6 posted on 04/06/2013 9:36:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: cripplecreek
Both Hitler and Mussolini used Antonio Gramsci's cultural revolutionary theses, the first precept of which is to commandeer the language.

Mao Zedong based his "Cultural Revolution" and his book, The Thoughts of Chairman Mao upon Gramsci's theses.

7 posted on 04/06/2013 9:36:43 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: cripplecreek

> I’m kinda partial to “Islamderthal”.

Neanderthals were far more civilized, and likely more intelligent.


8 posted on 04/06/2013 9:37:27 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

As proof of how effective it is, do you remember when the word “Militia” conjured images of patriotism, honor, and duty?

These days the word is used if they want to label someone a violent dangerous extremist.


9 posted on 04/06/2013 9:39:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

BTY an interesting factoid.

Victor Klemperer was the cousin of Werner Klemperer who played Col. Wilhelm Klink on Hogan’s Heroes.


10 posted on 04/06/2013 9:42:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver
How many churches, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist Temples are in Saudi Arabia? How many 9/11 Islamists were from Saudi Arabia? Enough said you Islamist jerks.
11 posted on 04/06/2013 9:51:11 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls,...")
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To: Westbrook

I know Goebbels was using Edward Bernay’s “Crystallizing public opinion” for much of his propaganda.

Bernays is kind of a sad case. He was a progressive Jew who worked for everyone from Woodrow Wilson to the great Calvin Coolidge. In fact, Bernays can be credited with us eating bacon today since he was hired pork producers to run a PR campaign to sell what was seen as scrap at the time.

Bernays said he was shocked to find that Goebbels was using his book to promote the extermination of Jews. I tend to believe him but he does show a sad fact about progressives and their unwillingness to accept failure.


12 posted on 04/06/2013 10:00:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

AP needs to rename their Style Book - call it ‘In Style’ or ‘In Fashion”, or ‘Blow With the Winds” or just plain ‘We’re Shallow and Proud of It’ Book...

Or ‘we stand with whatever group is ‘in’ book...


13 posted on 04/06/2013 10:06:12 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: cripplecreek
Cripplecreek - you might enjoy The Language of the Third Reich' by Victor Klemperer
14 posted on 04/06/2013 10:27:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: GOPJ

“I will bear witness” (2 books) are Klemperer’s personal diaries about the rise of the nazis. Klemperer actually managed to survive the nazis as a “free” Jew by being married to an “Aryan woman” and effectively staying out of sight as other Jews were being led to death camps.


15 posted on 04/06/2013 10:35:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, if the AP stylebook says they can no longer call Islamic militants or extremists Islamists, what does the new AP stylebook say the new word is for Islamic militants or extremists?

After all, if they removed the word for them, surely there is a new word. Or is AP saying there are NO Islamic militants or extremists anymore?


16 posted on 04/06/2013 10:35:34 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Sub-Driver

On the other hand, if AP is saying that they are going to call Islamic militants or extremists Islamic militants or extremists, then those expressions are STILL calling those people Islamic.

As if still calling them Islamic will satisfy CAIR.


17 posted on 04/06/2013 10:38:47 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll just keep calling them -— “demented, murderous worshipers of a false pedophile prophet and a fake god”


18 posted on 04/06/2013 10:40:27 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Sub-Driver

CAIR is evil.


19 posted on 04/06/2013 4:30:34 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Unfortunately, the term 'Islamist' has become shorthand for 'Muslims we don't like,'” said CAIR.

Cry all you want you Islamic Supremacists but you refuse to condemn Islamic terrorism. There ARE muslims who proudly wear t-shirts with Osama Bin Laden's fancy printed picture on them. There ARE jihadists in America who've gunned down unarmed men, women, and children.

Also recall that as horrible as OBL's murderous activities were, he still was given an ISLAMIC funeral so as not to piss off the Islamists. Say he wasn't really a muslim all you want but clearly to radicals HE WAS.

I may not like ALL muslims but that doesn't mean that I hate ALL muslims either. The Islamic supremacists at CAIR DO NOT HATE ANY MUSLIMS NO MATTER HOW HORRIFIC THEIR ACTIONS.

20 posted on 04/07/2013 10:40:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

Grover Norquist is thrilled. Most of the radical Islamists in the Obama administration are his associates. He often pairs his ‘non profits’ up with CAIR.

Obama’s Religious Freedom Appointee Involved in Muslim Event Calling for Limiting Freedom of Speech

[snip] Al-Hibri served on the advisory board of the American Muslim Council during the 1990s, a time when that organization was under the leadership of Abdurahman Alamoudi, who would later be convicted and incarcerated on terror-related charges.

Yes, that is the same Abdurahman Alamoudi, we told you about, who wrote checks to the right’s favorite lobbyist and guru, Grover Norquist to fund his Islamic Institute.

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2013/03/do-you-think-gop-will-stop-abusing-you.html

April 03, 2013
Obama’s radical Muslim advisors are Grover Norquists friends.

[snip]....On the eve of 9/11, Norquist personally went to the Hill and lobbied to, in his words, ‘get rid of the secret evidence laws which have been used to discriminate against Muslims and Arabs in this country.’...

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2013/04/obamas-radical-muslim-advisors-are.html


21 posted on 04/07/2013 3:57:03 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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