In March I wrote that the EU was instructing politicians to avoid describing Muslim terrorists as 'Muslim terrorists', in favour of the catchy phrase "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam". Now, via Dhimmi Watch, I find that Gordon Brown has taken the advice to heart:No doubt Mercer is desperately trying to get back into David Cameron's good books after the "black bastard" incident.
The Prime Minister has also instructed his team – including new Home Secretary Jacqui Smith – that the phrase “war on terror” is to be dropped.
Gordon Brown has banned ministers from using the word “Muslim” in connection with the terrorism crisis.
The shake-up is part of a fresh attempt to improve community relations and avoid offending Muslims, adopting a more “consensual” tone than existed under Tony Blair.
Officials insist that no direct links with Muslim extremists have been publicly confirmed by police investigating the latest attempted terror attacks. Mr Brown himself did not refer to Muslims or Islam once in a BBC TV interview on Sunday. Ms Smith also avoided any such reference in her statement to MPs yesterday.
She said: “Let us be clear – terrorists are criminals, whose victims come from all walks of life, communities and religions. Terrorists attack the values shared by all law-abiding citizens. As a Government, as communities, as individuals, we need to ensure that the message of the terrorists is rejected.”
Tory backbencher Philip Davies said: “I don’t know what purpose is served by this. I don’t think we need pussyfoot around when talking about terrorism.”
But former Tory homeland security spokesman Patrick Mercer said: “This is quite a smart idea. We know that the vast majority of Muslims are not involved in terrorism and we have to accept there are sensitivities about these matters.”
As I've stated before, I am heartily sick of the way in which, after Muslims attempt to murder potentially hundreds of people, all our politicians bend over backwards in order to avoid hurting the feelings of the coreligionists of these terrorist scum. The fact is, that these people are Muslims, that their terrorist behaviour is due to the fact that they are Muslims (regardless of whether other Muslims carry out terrorist attack), and that no good will come of sticking our collective head in the sand and pretending that things are other than as they are. The problem of young men going out and trying to blow other people up is one which almost exclusively affects the Muslim community, and that community needs to take responsibility for the actions of its members. But it will not do that, until it accepts responsibility, something which will not happen if they are shielded from the attribution of responsibility in this manner.
Postscript: In a rather amusing display of liberal dhimmitude, al-Beeb has drawn attention to the common ties linking the eight people arrested in connection with the recent terrorist incidents. No, they haven't mentioned that they're all Muslims; indeed, they've studiously avoided acknowledging that uncomfortable fact. Rather, the BBC has proudly revealed that they're all "linked to" the NHS! Now, I know that NHS staff are often overworked, but I hadn't realised that they were turning to terrorism in protest! Thanks to Stan at ATW for this development. And remember, the vast majority of GPs and surgeons are law-abiding people, who should not be blamed for the actions of a few fanatics.