Effort To Strip Official Counter Terror Lexicon Of Most Descriptive Terminology Continues
By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ
August 13, 2008 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Continuing their campaign of intimidation aimed at censoring official dialogue of the terms most useful in describing the phenomenon of Islamic terrorism, on August 7, CAIR - an unindicted co-conspirator in the ongoing Holy Land Foundation Hamas terror funding prosecution - joined with an assortment of nominally Christian and Jewish groups, selecting California GOP Congressman Ed Royce as their newest target.
A letter addressed to Mr. Royce reads in part:
"As a diverse group of Southern California interfaith leaders, intellectuals and activists, we are deeply concerned by your continued use of inflammatory rhetoric linking Islam to terrorism. For example, in your June and July newsletters you stated , "Given the threat from Islamist terrorism facing our country, we need to be acting urgently to protect the United States everyday?"
The communication then goes on to suggest that Islamic terrorism doesn't exist, "Linking any faith to violence or terrorism is not only inaccurate but also casts a negative shadow on the peaceful followers of that faith," an absurd statement, unsupported by fact.
As these authors noted in Terms "Jihadist" And "Islamo-Fascist" Booted By Feds For Fear Of Antagonizing Jihadists and Islamo-Fascists and Minor Victory In War On Terror, Fed PC Thought Police Defeated the intent of this faux interfaith coalition is to enforce a pro-Islamist intellectual straightjacket keyed toward removing from the counter terror lexicon those concepts and descriptors most appropriate and useful in understanding the forces seeking to Islamize the Western world through force. It should go without saying that the Islamofascists use these very terms themselves when communicating among themselves as well as with the outside world."In a brief selection taken from the September 11, 2006 message by the al-Qaeda leader [Ayman Al Zawahiri], he states:"...The target that the mujahideen should aim at are...our fighting should be jihad for the sake of Allah until religion is all for the sake of Allah...the jihad should strive to liberate Palestine in its entirety, and to liberate any land that was once Islamic from Adalusia [Spain] to Iraq...our Emir the shaykh, the mujahid, the lion of Islam Osama bin-Laden has assigned me to bring the good tidings to all Muslims and to my brothers, the mujahideen, wherever they are..." [source, as translated by MEMRI.org, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvlpY4MHdXg]
Rather that lending unintentional legitimacy - as claimed by these internal memorandums - to an enemy which employs terror and justifies its actions using Islamic theology, the use of jihad, mujahideen and other now apparently proscribed terms should be viewed as communication based upon a frank statement of fact.
The breathtaking mental gymnastics and level of moral equivalency required by whomever put these recommendations together is indicative of the crisis in clarity that confronts the West as it faces down barbarism.
In no previous war has the United States engaged is such absurd breast beating, self-doubt and equivocation, and to do so in the current conflict is suicidal and defeatist.
Why the use of even arguably questionable rhetoric might serve to further enrage those already intent on killing us is preposterous."
What the Islamists are attempting to do, in this case supported by people and organizations whose grasp on reality is tenuous, is to suppress freedom of speech in the most important conflict of our time using as justification a Shari'a centric flawed logic demanding that none speak ill of "the religion of peace," in any context.
Make no mistake, this is a prescription for defeat of the West and the Islamists know it. That the stakes in this struggle and the enemy's methodology is being potentiated by the co-signatories to this document is a sad commentary and indicative of their childish naievete.
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