Monday, February 04, 2008

Brits offer a new phrasebook to talk about thugs and extremists who happen to Muslims

Whitehall draws up new rules on language of terror | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics: "A new counter-terrorism phrasebook has been drawn up within Whitehall to advise civil servants on how to talk to Muslim communities about the nature of the terror threat without implying they are specifically to blame.

Reflecting the government's decision to abandon the 'aggressive rhetoric' of the so-called war on terror, the guide tells civil servants not to use terms such as Islamist extremism or jihadi-fundamentalist but instead to refer to violent extremism and criminal murderers or thugs to avoid any implication that there is an explicit link between Islam and terrorism."

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