April 6, 2013
CAIR bullies AP into changing the definition of 'Islamist'
Pretty soon the AP stylebook is going to be twice as long in order to explain all these formerly "perjorative" words like "illegal immigrant" and now "Islamist." USA Today: 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." "Islamist" is frequently used as a label for conservative Islamic political movements, particularly Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, the group's Palestinian offshoot. It generally carries a negative connotation. 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...(Read Full Post)