Political Correctness: “Protesters” or Radical Islamist?

The Religion of Peace

It’s the first rule of war; know your enemy. Yet the U.S. government and the mainstream media refuse to use terms like “jihadists” or “radical Islamists” to describe the terrorists who attack us.

According to some in the media, the war against Islamic jihadists doesn’t even exist.

This week while missile launching terrorist storm embassies in the middle east the media and Obama administration are calling the assailants “protesters”. Make no mistake, those burning down embassies taking lives of US diplomats are in-fact jihadist by every rule of the definition, they clearly attacked the buildings and the people inside them.

When agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Amine El Khalifi recently for plotting to blow up the U.S. Capitol, most media reports identified him as simply a “Moroccan man.”

Entire news reports about El Khalifi’s case made no mention of the fact that he was Muslim. Neither did a top U.S. Justice Department official who labeled the al Qaeda admirer as merely “homegrown violent extremist.”

Again, no mention of Islam, even though El Khalifi had prayed at a Washington-area mosque just moments before driving a van he thought was packed with explosives to the Capitol.

“He was obviously affiliated with the Islamic jihad,” Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said. “And what’s very clear is that had he succeeded, the coverage would have been different.”

“But wouldn’t it be better if we had media coverage that talked about the potential of what could happen so we could prevent it?” she asked.

Bachmann told CBN News that political correctness takes over in mainstream reporting on Islamic terrorism.

“The world is being turned upside down because of radical Islam and our media is refusing to tell the story,” Bachmann said.

“They come from a decidedly leftist world view and a secular–almost anti-secular, in a way, because they’ve embraced such a radical world view — and they impose that filter through every subject they touch,” she continued. “Unfortunately, this subject concerns our very survivability as a people.”

Depending on who and what you read, the war against Islamic jihadists is already history.

The day after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, CNN Terrorism Analyst Peter Bergen declared that the war on terror was over.

His CNN colleague and Muslim apologist, Fareed Zakaria, went further, writing that bin Laden’s death meant radical Islam’s “existential threat to the Western world” was now “gone.”

“Terror is primarily a battle for the mind, and unfortunately, our best and our brightest have become our worst and dimmest,” author Michael Widlanski said.


In his new book, Battle for our Minds, Widlanski argues that the American people are being misled about the Islamic terror threat.

“I’m talking about our public intellectuals, the people who are the gate keepers to our mind: our media, our academics and our government intelligence people,” Widlanski said.

He said these groups have created a climate where legitimate criticism of Islamist ideology is branded as “bigoted.”

“Our problem isn’t Islamophobia, it’s not a phobia, it’s not an unreasoning fear,” Widlanski explained.

“It’s Islamophilia: an unreasoning love of Islam and protection of Islam,” he said. “And even worse, Islam-myopia: a near-sighted, willful ignorance when it comes to things Islamic.”

The problem existed through the Clinton and Bush administrations, but has reached new heights under President Obama, Widlanski continued.

The Department of Homeland Security has replaced phrases like “radical Islam” and “Islamic terrorism” with vague terms like “violent extremism “and “man-made disasters.”

After a Muslim terrorist shouting “Allahu Akhbar” gunned down 13 U.S. soldiers at the Texas Fort Hood military base in 2009, a Pentagon report described the massacre as “workplace violence.”

Then there is the Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan. Brennan has referred to Jerusalem by its Arabic name, “al Quds” and has called jihad a spiritual struggle and “legitimate tenet of Islam.”

“The basic meaning of jihad in Arabic, from the Arabic root, is ‘war’- a physical war,” Widlanski said.

Roots of Islamic Spin

So how did the politically correct slant on Islamic jihad take root among our leaders and opinion shapers? According to Widlanski, much of it can be traced back to Edward Said, a Palestinian professor whose reach extended far beyond the classroom.

Said was an adviser to former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

During a trip to southern Lebanon, Said was photographed throwing stones at Israeli soldiers stationed on the border.

Yet these radical activities didn’t stop him from becoming a celebrity professor at Columbia University, thanks to his book, Orientalism.

“In 1978, Orientalism was produced, and Said’s basic idea was that the West had raped the Islamic East,” Widlanski explained.

“He wanted the West to get dumb, and he succeeded,” Widlanski said. “The next two generations of American students, diplomats, and agents with the Central Intelligence Agency know little to no Arabic, and they know little or no Islamic culture.”

Widlanski said Said’s portrayal of the West as aggressor and the Muslim world as victim had huge influence on college campuses and the mainstream media.

It also became popular at the U.S. State Department and in the intelligence community.

President Obama, who was then a state senator, even shared a table with Said at a 1998 Arab community event in Chicago.

“You can see and feel the Said message in many of the things that Obama says,” Widlanski said.

Widlanski added that the Said view has done great damage to American interests, but that it’s not irreversible.

“The average American understands in his gut, in her gut, what’s going on. They pick up the hints,” Widlanski told CBN News.

“Let’s start educating our law enforcement, our security officials, the next generation of American students, to understand the Middle East, to understand terrorism, to study the languages, to study the cultures,” he said. “Not with the hand-picked successors of Edward Said.”

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  1. Discussing with the current US Administrators leads nowhere.
    Jus anyone put yourself in the place of the US soldier´s families of the 13 murdered and 35 wounded by the Islamist US Major Hassan, who was yelling “Allahu Akbar”, while shooting his un armed buddies at FORT HOOD. This happened THREE YEARS AGO, and nobody is doing anything for them, while the judge “revising” the lawsuit, once again postponed it, now indefinitely, becuase the terrorist grew a beard. The beard is nothing, compared to Obama´s definition of the murderous shooting by his Islamist brother, which he defined as a “WORKING PLACE ACCIDENT”, Can anyone in his right mind believe this definition? A guy crying “Allahu Akbar” shooting his “buddies”, and only stopping because a policewomn shot the bastd. And the guy shot her back… Some ACCIDENT.

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  2. Unfortunately, it seems that nobody is interested in truth about Obama´s crimes´.

    Nevertheless, would reccomend tghe following list, to Americans who should see what being disinterested is awaiting in the future:

    CONFIRMED: US CIA Arming Terrorists in Syria
    US Invading Syria by Proxy
    UK Sends £5 Million to Listed Terrorists in Syria
    Al-Qaeda Terrorists Airlifted From Libya to Aid Syrian Opposition
    Libya Redux: France and al-Qaeda Assist Free Syria Army in Turkey
    NATO Invasion Of Syria Set For This Month?
    Why Is The US And NATO Backing Extremist Muslim Terrorists?
    US Ambassador In Veiled Terror Threat to Syria’s Assad
    Turkey is ready to invade Syria
    New Spin: Attack Syria To Fight Al-Qaeda
    Report: British Special Forces Enter Syria To Aid Rebels
    Al Qaeda Backs US Regime Change in Syria

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  3. Islamists are sneaky like the scribes and pharisees. They say Jesus is good this and that never saying he is the Lord of glory exactly like the scribes and pharisees who Jesus chastised. That mentality cannot be trusted. Whoever is like that is radical. Muslims must denounce Islam for-real. God who is Jesus will be a hot thing to them refusing to do that. That is an understatement. They need to know what is in God’s word.
    Romans 13:10-14 – 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
    Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
    Proverbs 12:10A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
    1 Thessalonians 5:11: Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
    1 Thessalonians 4:11 – And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.
    Philippians 2:12 – 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
    Philippians 2:3 – Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Proverbs 8:8 – All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. KJV Cambridge edition.1611 or 1900.
    Luke 6:37Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
    1 Timothy 4:4: For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.
    Colossians 2:16. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
    Psalms 37:37. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
    Romans 12:9-219 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
    This is what God wants rather than fasting Zechariah 7: 8 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying, 9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: 10 and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
    1 John 2:15 – Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
    Zechariah 7:10. And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
    1611 King James Version of Matthew 15:11 – Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
    Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again : but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
    Hebrews 12:29:For our God is a consuming fire. 1 John 1:5 – This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
    Exodus 33:20:And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
    God can shine his glory at will.
    Revelation 19:15:And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. The wicked refusing to repent see God’s light as wrath.
    Matthew 4:16The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
    17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
    King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition

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