The Dumbing Down of the EU.
Posted by Exile on April 2, 2007
While I am fully aware that the vast majority of muslims are not terrorists, I am equally aware that the vast majority of terrorists are muslims. Undeniable. Fact. That they are waging Jihad against us is also undeniable. Fact. They are therefore Islamic terrorists. Again, fact.
Nope. Wrong. Think again plebians.
Not in the EU they aren’t. And the European masters of our destiny are making sure that we don’t inadvertently or incorrectly confuse or compare Islam with terrorism.
After all, this is the religion of peace we are dealing with. This is cross-posted from the pages of SIOE with kind permission.
Our attention has been brought to an article on the Brussels Journal website concerning new moves by the EU parliament to further restrict our freedom of speech. Or at least, the freedom of speech for EU ministers and civil servants. The EU is currently working on a secret handbook which replaces certain words or phrases when discussing terrorism or terrorists. The article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph in Great Britain. Quote:
“The European Union has drawn up guidelines advising government spokesmen to refrain from linking Islam and terrorism in their statements. Brussels officials have confirmed the existence of a classified handbook which offers ‘non-offensive’ phrases to use when announcing anti-terrorist operations or dealing with terrorist attacks. Banned terms are said to include ‘Jihad’, ‘Islamic’ or ‘fundamentalist’.”
So what are we to call Islamic fundamentalists in the future? What new name must we use for Islamofascism? For Jihad? The EU is now openly afraid to confront terrorism on its own doorstep. By pandering to pressure from Islamists they are now inventing “Newspeak” to quell the rising awareness of the Islamic Jihad that is slowly destroying the European continent and eroding our hard won civil rights. Rights that our parents fought hard and long for.
The article in the Daily Telegraph continues;
The word “jihad” is to be avoided altogether, according to some sources, because for Muslims the word can mean a personal struggle to live a moral life. One alternative, suggested publicly last year, is for the term “Islamic terrorism” to be replaced by “terrorists who abusively invoke Islam”. An EU official said that the secret guidebook, or, “common lexicon”, is aimed at preventing the distortion of the Muslim faith and the alienation of Muslims in Europe. “The common lexicon includes guidance on a number of frequently used terms where lack of care by EU and member states’ spokespeople may give rise to misunderstandings,” he said.
The only distortion of the Islamic faith is the present distortion we are seeing from the EU parliament. The Islamic faith is not the religion of peace. It is a warrior code invented by Mohammed when he began his campaign of destruction in his own neighbourhhood. It has remained so since and is still being practised today. Not recognising that is not merely naive, it is also very dangerous.
Equally dangerous is the dumbing-down of the general public by the EU politicians. One of them dares to stand up to the plate:
Meanwhile, UK Independence Party MEP Gerard Batten claimed that the EU was in denial over the true roots of terrorism.
“This type of newspeak shows that the EU refuses to face reality,” he said. “The major world terrorist threat is one posed by ideology and that ideology is inspired by fundamentalist jihadi Islam.”
And so say all of us. No amount of lingual manipulation can change that simple undeniable fact. Well said, Mr. Batten.
Well said indeed. This nonsense has gone far enough. More ammunition for the coming demonstration in Brussels on the 9th of September this year.