Originally Posted by DubA169
Originally Posted by Flyeed
There was a committee put together a long time ago in the United States that said one of the ways to combat terrorists who do this garbage in the name of islam is to STOP legitimizing them by referring to "their religion." In both politics and the media. France dropped it over a year ago. So why would it be wrong to stop calling it something that A) people find offensive, B) more importantly would hinder their ability to recruit and therefore save lives? And C) dissociates innocent Muslims who face discrimination because of this crap from it?
There isn't anything delusional there. Those benefits make it an extremely obvious course of action. Of course the media loves Islamaphobia so they'll never drop it though. And the Trump faithful types will push it as liberal oversensitivity.
i don't think you can effectively combat something you can't even name.
Saying islam is the sole reason we have extremism is wrong but saying the islamic texts have NOTHING to do with it is point blank delusional and wishful thinking. You can't wish away part of the problem by not calling it what it is.
The egyptian leader is the realest when it comes to this
What's wrong with calling it "Daesh?" That's still giving it a name, and therefore being able to combat it by your reasoning, since it has a name.
To take something from South Park, you can call it "Marklar" and still be able to combat it. And in the process have the benefits that I previously listed. Which to reiterate, would delegitimize them and their recruitment efforts, save lives, not offend people, and mitigate discrimination. What benefits does calling it "Islamic Terror" have that outweigh what I just listed? Besides for media outlets and other's who benefit off of an Anti-Islamic agenda (like any Zionist such as yourself surely would.)
And the Egyptian leader doesn't speak for Muslims in any way. He's not a humanitarian/activist. He's a statist who ousted Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. It's politics that to me is off topic.
And just to repeat myself again...
Simply dissociating them and their acts from Islam in name would
hurt their recruitment
not offend people
and SAVE LIVES.
It's insane to me how backwards the GOP and conservatives are on social issues. Their agenda is predicated on spreading hate, intolerance, fear, etc. and catering to the worst of human emotions in order to divert attention from how they're a party for rich people.
To quote Black Bush in the Chappelle's Show, "Gay People are gettin' married folks!"
Edited by Flyeed - 11/16/15 at 3:25pm