#Islamist: CAIR’s war on words provokes defiant Twitter response

The unindicted terror co-conspirators of CAIR are on a new speech-squelching jihad. Not content to go after conservative talk radio hosts or public officials who use the phrase “Islamic terrorism,” the left-wing Muslim grievance-mongering group is now targeting journalists with a proposed New Year’s resolution. Er, edict:

Thou shalt not use the term “Islamist.”

Via The Blaze:

The Muslim advocacy group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking the nation’s media to make this their new year’s resolution: Stop using the word “Islamist.”

Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s communications director, explained in a Jan. 3 op-ed why his group is upset the Associated Press added the term to its latest stylebook, a document that guides reporters worldwide.

…Radical Islam’s American watchdogs – presumably those “Islamophobic groups and individuals” to whom Hooper referred — have reacted to CAIR’s proposal. The Investigative Project on Terrorism’s Executive Director Steven Emerson pointed out the irony of the drop-the-word campaign, since not only have CAIR’s leaders used the term “Islamist” themselves, they also employ the term “Islamophobes” as a label for their critics.

Anti-jihadist activists on Twitter have no plans on backing down:

Message: They don’t CAIR!

  • SameJerkDifferentName

    OK, how ’bout ‘Whack-a-doo’?

  • SameJerkDifferentName

    OK, how ’bout ‘Whack-a-doo’?

  • Cozy Powell III

    CAIR also has launched a PR campaign to attempt to change Americans’ understanding of the word “jihad”. There are now ads in SF and Chicago using the term in a non-threatening situation to try to get the “low information” folks to believe it doesn’t mean what it really does mean.

    • nc

      Financed by whom?

      • Hiraghm

        us, probably.

      • Hiraghm

        us, probably.

  • Cozy Powell III

    CAIR also has launched a PR campaign to attempt to change Americans’ understanding of the word “jihad”. There are now ads in SF and Chicago using the term in a non-threatening situation to try to get the “low information” folks to believe it doesn’t mean what it really does mean.

  • Charles Van Cott

    Terse and peevish person of Islamic persuasion.

  • Charles Van Cott

    Terse and peevish person of Islamic persuasion.

  • Steve_J

    Okay, moslem terrorists.

    • Hiraghm

      but, you repeat yourself…

    • Hiraghm

      but, you repeat yourself…

  • Steve_J

    Okay, moslem terrorists.

  • Jack Deth

    “It was a dark and Islamist Islamist as the rain fell and cast an Islamist pall over the Islamist landscape causing Islamist to crawl up the Islamist of the Islamist behind the wheel of the Islamist, traveling perhaps a bit too Islamist for the Islamist weather as Islamist fell from threatening Islamists and smeared across the Islamist of the speeding Islamist.”

    My take on “It was a dark and stormy night.”

    • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

      LOL! Very clever.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I prefer the term, “Islamist savages.”

    • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

      I use noble pislamosavages.

      • Hiraghm

        How about homo indomitus?

        • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

          I would use koranderthal in that case.

        • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

          I would use koranderthal in that case.

      • Hiraghm

        How about homo indomitus?

  • nc

    This reminds me of how some members of the Democrat Party throw hissy fits if you don’t use their preferred term “Democratic” but I’m sick of them controlling the language.

    Free Speech! Free Speech!

    • Ummer Farooq @faro0485

      Tell your children that you accept their insolent freedom to ridicule.

  • sleazyrider

    May the fleas from a thousand camels crawl up their mothers ass…

    • mhojai

      that’s an awful thing to do to fleas….

      • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

        Actually, it’s where fleas and bedbugs come from.

    • Hiraghm

      How do you think they got born?

    • Hiraghm

      How do you think they got born?

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    Not only is CAIR full of Islamists, they’re Islamist Supremacists.

  • thetawake

    I agree…journalists should go back to using, ‘radical islamic terrorists’ instead.

    However, I find this to be less of a story than,

    ” the Associated Press added the term to its latest stylebook, a document that guides reporters worldwide.”

    I don’t think supposed ‘fair and objective’ purveyors of news should be ‘associated’ in the first place.

    • Jim Russell

      “Style Book” PC speak for “Journalist Censorship.

      CAIR islamists know where the soft underbelly of the West is…Liberalism. Since Journalists are predominantly liberal, CAIR’s censorship will work in MSM.

    • Jim Russell

      “Style Book” PC speak for “Journalist Censorship.

      CAIR islamists know where the soft underbelly of the West is…Liberalism. Since Journalists are predominantly liberal, CAIR’s censorship will work in MSM.

    • Hiraghm

      I used to argue a lot with the local paper because they followed the AP and UPI “styleguides”, and insisted on using lowercase for president when refering to the chief executive of the U.S., and lowercase for state when referring to one of the member republics. I gave up when I caught them using lower case for Earth when it was a clear and obvious reference to the planet, not dirt…

    • Hiraghm

      I used to argue a lot with the local paper because they followed the AP and UPI “styleguides”, and insisted on using lowercase for president when refering to the chief executive of the U.S., and lowercase for state when referring to one of the member republics. I gave up when I caught them using lower case for Earth when it was a clear and obvious reference to the planet, not dirt…

  • http://twitter.com/ZoomZanne Zanne

    CAIR wants PC Talk. haha Islamist.

  • Jack Deth

    CAIR doesn’t want us to use the word “Islamist”?

    How about: “13th century troglodyte mass murdering pederasts who abhor personal hygiene and flush toilets!”?

    • Joel A. Edge

      Yeah, I can work with that.

    • Joel A. Edge

      Yeah, I can work with that.

    • NRPax

      Easier just to use the acronym those words spell out: Islamist.

      Wait…

    • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

      Isn’t koranderthal a lot short and just as succinct?

      • Hiraghm

        No no no no no. That’s insulting to Neanderthals. What’d they ever do to you?

        • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

          It has nothing to do with Neanderthals. They have much bigger brains than koranderthals. They are entirely different species. One went high IQ and the other went low IQ.

        • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

          It has nothing to do with Neanderthals. They have much bigger brains than koranderthals. They are entirely different species. One went high IQ and the other went low IQ.

      • Hiraghm

        No no no no no. That’s insulting to Neanderthals. What’d they ever do to you?

    • Hiraghm

      How do you know that they actually flush toilets? Have you ever seen one do it?

    • Hiraghm

      How do you know that they actually flush toilets? Have you ever seen one do it?

  • Rico Mapster

    I’m guessing that using the term Islamunism is out of the question then???

  • Slapweasel

    Three Islamists walk into a bar. The first one says nothing …*BOOM!*

  • Lady 12

    Say it like it is!

    I say both “Islamist” and “Merry Christmas.” I don’t CAIR if I offend political correctness.

    • Hiraghm

      Merry Christmas, Islamists!

    • Hiraghm

      Merry Christmas, Islamists!

  • Lady 12

    Say it like it is!

    I say both “Islamist” and “Merry Christmas.” I don’t CAIR if I offend political correctness.

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    Can we just use “terrorist” instead? So much concern over being politically correct and not a peep about the elephant in the room. Keep keeping your heads down moderate muslims, I care less and less about you everyday.

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    Can we just use “terrorist” instead? So much concern over being politically correct and not a peep about the elephant in the room. Keep keeping your heads down moderate muslims, I care less and less about you everyday.

  • Penmar

    I feel as though I am living in some sort of bizarro alternate universe.

  • Penmar

    I feel as though I am living in some sort of bizarro alternate universe.

  • mickeyco

    I am not an Islamaphobe. I don’t fear them. I detest and despise them, so I’ll call them what I please. Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist.

    • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

      Sounds like you have pislamonausea.

  • mickeyco

    I am not an Islamaphobe. I don’t fear them. I detest and despise them, so I’ll call them what I please. Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist.

  • James Hansen

    CAIR must tolerate my personal choice to use the word Islamist.

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      Newspeak.

  • James Hansen

    CAIR must tolerate my personal choice to use the word Islamist.

  • louisiana_mom

    They used this same tactic in Europe… All the news there refers to Islam as “Asian.” As in an Asian uprising. Keeps the masses from realizing who the true enemy is.

  • http://pislamonauseacentral.tumblr.com/ Gary Rumain

    I prefer to say pislamist, given their fondness for the wonderful camel elixir that Mahound recommended they all drink.

  • Brtgrl

    Within 4 years, CAIR will not allow us to discuss September 11, 2001. The new tower will be finished and we will pretend it never happened. Never forget that Islamic terrorists attacked our shores!

    • Ummer Farooq @faro0485

      Yeah the one’s that lived in the caves…

  • jhbentley

    Why stop using the word “Islamist”… the media will not stop their war on Christianity! Seems a bit hypocritical! Anyone who has been to a “Islamist” country will not get the same consideration these folks are demanding of us! It is their way or the highway! They shove their religion down your throat! Then the Islamists come here & DEMAND our consideration! During Ramadan, I was walking around in 115 deg weather with a bottle of water… the Religion Police stopped me and asked me to dispose of it! It might “OFFEND” an “Islamist”!! Insane!

    • Ummer Farooq @faro0485

      The term islamist was first used by liberals. I first heard it used by Bill Clinton. Using the term islamist, is like calling an African man a nigger.

      • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

        Then stop acting like islamists

    • TocksNedlog

      Indeed!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      Christians don’t behead people.

  • Ummer Farooq @faro0485

    Quran 49:11 translation
    O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women;
    perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the
    wrongdoers.

    God wins. Satan loses.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      That’s a paragraph of pure Islamist jibberish. Doesn’t make a lick of sense.

  • Walhei

    Why are we helping Islam? We are creating more Islamist countries. Egypt? Dictator protected minorities in these countries. Now minorities are being slaughtered. Muslims deceiving the World. Obama too?

    • http://twitter.com/TruPundit BristolGOP Backup

      He’s not being deceived, he’s in on the scam.

  • Infidel_Task_Force

    THIS is Islam folks!! Islamists want to shut you up! Your first amendment is great as long as its not used in the presence of Islam.

    Actions like this from CAIR is a mere beginning to what they intend to throw at us. So it is heart warming to see good Americans standing up to what we believe.

    The ITF has a complete page on how ISLAMISTS want to silence us. Please look into:

    http://www.infideltaskforce.com/silencingamerica.htm
    Silencing Americans Through Fear

  • GEDouglas

    Who cares what CAIR wants! They are all Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist

  • GEDouglas

    Who cares what CAIR wants! They are all Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist, Islamist

  • Perpetually Confused

    I will not use the word Islamist. Instead I will use “those who want to impose Sharia on non-muslims”. Many muslims do not wish to have Sharia or to impose it on non-muslims.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Van-Grungy/100000069253213 Van Grungy

      “Many muslims do not wish to have Sharia or to impose it on non-muslims”

      yeah, a small world minority