AP changes how it defines ‘Islamists’ after CAIR lobbies for change



The AP is now changing how it will use the word ‘Islamist’ going forward:

US NEWS – Following on the heels of the Tuesday decision by The Associated Press to discontinue use of the term “illegal immigrant,” the news agency on Thursday revised its stylebook entry for another politically charged term.

The term “Islamist,” the AP clarified in a Thursday afternoon alert to online stylebook subscribers, should not be used as “a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals.”

The AP first added the term to its stylebook in 2012. The definition initially read:

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.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, an American advocacy group sometimes labeled “Islamist” by critics, previously lobbied for the AP to drop the term. In a January op-ed CAIR’s communications director, Ibrahim Hooper, wrote the term “has become shorthand for ‘Muslims we don’t like'” and “is currently used in an almost exclusively pejorative context.”

As of Thursday’s update, the AP definition reads:

An advocate or supporter of a political movement that favors reordering government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam. Do not use as a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals, who may or may not be Islamists.

Where possible, be specific and use the name of militant affiliations: al-Qaida-linked, Hezbollah, Taliban, etc. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi.

CAIR praised the AP’s update. “We believe this revision is a step in the right direction and will result in fewer negative generalizations in coverage of issues related to Islam and Muslims,” Hooper said. “The key issue with the term ‘Islamist’ is not its continued use; the issue is its use almost exclusively as an ill-defined pejorative.”

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All those groups they don’t want to call Islamists any longer are indeed Islamists! That is what’s ridiculous about this whole thing.

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duoma
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duoma

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Isaiah 54
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Isaiah 54

‘Islamist’ is just the short form for the longer more accurate descriptor:  “Islamic Racist, Misogynist, Jihadist.

dlg1956
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dlg1956

How about ‘Filthy Muslim’ that accurately describes the pedophile, goat screwing, women abusing, pigslamic filth tey are.

Diogenes_wy
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Diogenes_wy

Once again the ‘free’ press waves the white flag of surrender and kowtows to an extremist group in fear of retaliation.  It won’t be long now till we have piles of camel dung in the tent.

honestynow
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honestynow

This is a sad attack on our 1st amendment rights. Once again, a group is trying to limit our speech and/or trying to make us change definitions. “1984”is here and the future is looking bleaker and bleaker. Who out there in leadership is going to stand up and defend our Constitution?!

famouswolf
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famouswolf

How about islamist=moslem=muslim=jihadi=extremist=sunni=shiite=’moderate’=extremist=terrorist=mujahedeen=salafist, etc.
Duh. In other words, they are all the same d*mn thing, murdering medieval raping slave loving pedophile pig sh*t.
There, wasn’t that easy?

DanaZZGarcia
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DanaZZGarcia

I thought the word was used to differentiate stone-cold killers from Muslims who didn’t follow that lifestyle, so it was actually a useful definition. 
But OK,  I’ll just assume that any “Muslim” in a PC-AP story wants to murder infidels.

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

The bureaucrats become weaker and weaker. I think the young people of this nation look forward to a communist America where they have no responsibilities.  Where di this last generation get the idea that they could behave without consequence?
Not from me, but certainly from their mother, my ex wife. I’ve had the greatest 60 years any man could have hoped for. The last 7 have been a little rough, economy, return to race hatred on a scale I’ve never seen, mongrel, dirt worshiping in-bred morns waling the street with dirty feet like marginally trained baboons. 
The commies can have these so-called American males who are stupidly walking into their chains being lured there by half a nation of whores. They will not take me alive..

famouswolf
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famouswolf

Me either. One last duty, I reckon.
We should have seen all this coming back during Vietnam, when we were not allowed to win the war and were spit on for serving and so on and so forth. THAT was the canary in the coal mine, so many signs that things were going astray.
Even then the left was working it’s poison, and we just did not catch on in time.

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

famouswolf  Yep–it all seems to make sence now, looking back. Civil Rights, women’s rights, prayer in schools–all of it designed to weaken the strongest and most resolute.  My wife oscillates between rage and tears these days, realizing what has been squandered.

Libertyship46
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Libertyship46

I agree, let’s not use the term “Islamists” anymore. How about “Bigoted, mysoginistic, homophobic, 12th century killers?” What, too much or too accurate?

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Libertyship46 
It really doesn’t matter what century you use, as long as it’s not before the 7th century. Other than that though, it’s like a good bowl of porridge. You know…just right.

sjmom
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sjmom

Just another part of the country’s descent into the abyss. Fear ridden the Left bows its knee to the god of this world once again. Come Lord Jesus!

Rshill7
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Rshill7

I’m going to send AP and CAIR each a big bag of pork rinds, just to show them I harbor no ill will towards them. 
Hmmm. what about the return address on the package?
Yo Wolfie! What’s your address?

SilentTexan
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SilentTexan

I got a return address for you
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Mr. Barack Hussein Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
NW Washington, D.C. 20500 U.S.A
wink  *There is no way they’d turn that down!

famouswolf
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famouswolf

LOL You really do hate ap and cair, huh?

Rshill7
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Rshill7

famouswolf 
Heck no furry friend. I love ’em to death.

Matt2Matt
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Matt2Matt

Fred Grandy used to host a morning radio show here in DC until he started criticizing Muslims, and CAIR.  He was removed from the air, and hasn’t been heard from since.

steveangll77
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steveangll77

Matt2Matthttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/05/ex-rep-gopher-leaves-radio-pressure-islam-comments/ You are correct actor that appeared on the Love Boat.
Shhh can not call an Islamist an Islamist.  Even though their “holy books” teach Violent Jihad.
I will make it easy I do not like any Muslim as they all want me dead.  I pray for them every day to wake up and understand how evil their “religion” is and leave it.  Come to Christ or something other than Allah ( Satan IMHO).

SilentTexan
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SilentTexan

Funny how an organization like CAIR claim that they don’t appreciate to be coined the same term as the “extremist” are very quiet when they see what’s happening in the ME. If you don’t like what you see, for sn organization, why aren’t you speaking against it? I bet they even support the Muslim Brotherhood!

Godisright
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Godisright

Yup, I always thought Islamist was too nice of a term! I’m sure that there is another word for an Allah-loving, beheading family member, throwing your children from shopping mall skywalks, honor killing, suicide bombing, ski mask wearing coward.   ______________________ (please use your non-PC imagination).

louisiana_mom
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louisiana_mom

Okay, how does 7th century barbaric savages who follow Lucifer’s reglion of Islam sound?

Godisright
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Godisright

louisiana_mom   For our non (history or anything else for that matter) educated lovers of political correctness – this will do just fine!

Mominnv
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Mominnv

louisiana_mom I call ’em, ‘hamper heads’.

louisiana_mom
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louisiana_mom

Mominnv Well, that is a lot shorter (and easier on the tongue) than my suggestion….  grin

brjohnson
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brjohnson

So in the place of “Islamists” the term Dip Shyt Muslims will be used. Thank-you very much, news at 10:00.

yazz55
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yazz55

Based on the definition provided above, please refer to them as “islamofascist terrorists” or “arab terrorists”
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The Sentinel
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The Sentinel

Cowards.
CAIR is a blight in this country.

tshtsh
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tshtsh

Do not call them anything just quote the koran–people who say “god’s curse be upon the infidels”, for example!

Laurel
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Laurel

So we can call them stinking Muslim killers that hate everyone then.
CAIR would do better to differentiate themselves from the Muslims in the ME rather than try to redefine all of the Muslims in the world…but then again we know what their agenda is and it isn’t ‘peace’.

tshtsh
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tshtsh

It would be a good time for serial killers, KKK, pedophiles, white men, etc. to request assistance from the AP for redefinition.

PrinceofPeace
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PrinceofPeace

I’ve said it before – If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck… Discouraging that they still think we, the people, are so dumb. Well, it’s time for me to find my rosé colored glasses, take a Lexapro, have a beer and watch the world continue to implode.

stage9
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stage9

Islamists suck. Is that the proper use of the word?

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