Screw Political Correctness – DAESH is Salafi-jihadism

By ann summers

“PC” as a RWNJ / GOP media canard: reactionary language licenses for LIVs in a pluralist democracy

President Obama on Tuesday offered one of his longest public explanations yet for why he doesn’t use the phrase “radical Islam” to describe the motivations of acts or perpetrators of terrorism—and a lengthy rebuke of the Republicans who argue he should.

“When exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change? Would it make ISIL less committed to trying to kill Americans? Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this?” Obama said in a speech from the Treasury Department, after a meeting with his national-security advisers. “The answer is none of the above.”

He added: “Not once has an adviser of mine said, ‘Man, if we really use that phrase, we’re going to turn this whole thing around.’”

The lecture was aimed at one Republican in particular, who Obama has also avoided referring to by name: Donald Trump.

Daesh = Salafi-jihadism

Not using “radical Islam” is not about right-wing or left-wing political correctness as it is a matter of being precise about a diverse religion much like mega-church Pentacostalism is much less radical or non-existent than Methodists depending on the historical period. Terrorism is not unique to any ideology, and using “radical Islam” simply allows RWNJs to add a racist dog whistle to their political correctness.

Rev. Branford Clarke
Rev. Branford Clarke‘s illustration in the 1926 book Klansmen: Guardians of Liberty portrays the Klan as slaying Catholic influence in the US.

 

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Oh yeah and Fuck Communism, too

http://www.ep.tc/realist/fuckcommunism/

 

 

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5 Responses to Screw Political Correctness – DAESH is Salafi-jihadism

  1. Joe Momma says:

    Even by internet standards, this is a shockingly stupid post.

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    I think you missed the irony – satire is an under-appreciated art.

  3. Anyone can call anything “stupid,” for any reason or no reason. Perhaps Joe will be more specific and enlighten everyone about exactly what is “stupid.”

  4. pete says:

    “I am asking you to come to Harney County to participate in this wonderful thing the Lord is about to accomplish…”

    Just about ranks right up there with

    “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.”

  5. ghotiphaze says:

    Love that episode, Pete. And 200 years earlier he’d be right. Though I think he’d’ve hard pressed to charter a chopper during the Revolutionary War.
    I enjoyed the article (all Ann’s I read so far). I’ve always been skeptical of labels. One of the wife’s kin called the Orlando shooter an Islamic Terrorist. I corrected he was a right wing nutbag. I said he was a wife-beating, cop-wanna-be gay person who hates gays and had a gun fetish. To be any more right wing he’d have to be an adulterous pedophile under indictment for corruption and tax fraud.

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