PC Anarchy in the UK
Published By: All Right Magazine on July 31, 2008
By HOLLY BOREI
Bomb sniffing dogs used by British Transit Police in the U.K. are no
longer allowed to come in contact with Muslims. Why? It’s against their
religion of course. In the Muslim faith, dogs are deemed to be
vests renders the devices more effective in lieu of checking them with
the rest of their luggage. Nonetheless, a report for the Transport
Department has stated that the animals should only touch passengers’
luggage because it is considered “more acceptable.”
Shadjareh, chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, argues
that dogs even touching baggage would be an issue for a Muslim
preparing to pray.
Muslim women have complained about the idea
of body scanning as alternative method for the prevention of terrorism.
“Sometimes I wear clothing which is not so tight. It will be shown on
(the monitor) and somebody is looking at it. It defeats the whole
purpose of me covering up,” one woman said.
Is that not the point, and did I just dare to use the word "Jihadist" in this article?
an American, I may be subject to the action of the "PC patrol."
According to the U.S. State Department’s National Counter Terrorism
Center [NCTC], the word "Jihadist" is a big no-no.
If you would like to receive additional training on other "no-no" words and avoid my fate, please see the NCTC’s Guide for Counterterrorism Communication:
Avoid Ill-Defined and Offensive Terminology: We are communicating with,
not confronting, our audiences. Don’t insult or confuse them with pejorative
terms such as ‘Islamo-fascism,’ which are considered offensive by many
Never use the terms ‘jihadist’ or ‘mujahideeu’ in conversation to describe the
terrorists. A mujahed, a holy warrior, is a positive characterization in the context
of a just war. In Arabic, jihad means "striving in the path of God" and is used in
many contexts beyond warfare. Calling our enemies jihadis and their movement a
global jihad unintentionally legitimizes their actions.
Oh, what a dangerously idiotic web we weave.
Holly Borei is a political activist and author from
South Carolina. She is the creator of On
The wRite Side.Org where she writes frequently.