Canadian Mounties scrub 'inflammatory' words such as 'Jihad, Islamist'
"The RCMP had no one available for comment..." On the heels of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) charging Muslim anti-stereotyping activist with violating Canada's anti-terrorism laws, the famed Mounties are erasing all words that could be deemed "inflammatory" and possibly even offensive to Muslims.
As reported by the London Free Press (of Canada), the Mounties have a new manual entitled Words Make Worlds, in which they are instructed:
"Distorted and inflammatory linkages between Islam and terrorism can serve to convince Muslims -- both in the West and in the larger Islamic world -- that the West is, in fact, their enemy."
For the famed Mounties, words such as "Islamist" and "Jihad" are now strictly verboten.
Canada's Canoe Sun Media (via the North Bay Nugget) also cites the manual as stating:
"Terms like ‘Islamic terrorism,’ ‘Islamist terrorism,’ ‘Jihadism’ and ‘Islamofascism’ succeed only in conflating terrorism with mainstream Islam, thereby casting all Muslims as terrorists or potential terrorists."
And what many consider an interesting new take on defining jihad, it's reported that Words Make Worlds also instructs the RCMP:
"This booklet has a chapter on jihad, but it’s not the jihad you and I have come to know — the kind where people claim they will wage a holy war.
No, this booklet is all about how jihad is an internal struggle 'striving in the path of God.'"