Is Liberal Political-Correctness Getting In The Way Of Dealing With Islamic Jihad?

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Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 1.32.19 PMLibertarian Republic editor Austin Petersen appeared on the Sun News Network to discuss the US Department of State endorsing a controversial anti-terror handbook that refers to jihad as “noble.”

The book, United Against Terrorism, was controversial enough that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police rejected it, but the State Department’s official anti-terror Twitter page linked to a positive article about it.

The RCMP rejected the book due to its adversarial tone. “After a final review of the handbook, the RCMP could not support the adversarial tone set by elements of the booklet and therefore directed RCMP Manitoba not to proceed with this initiative,” the police force said in a statement posted on its website.The handbook itself recommends that “intelligence and law enforcement officials” should “avoid terms such as ‘Islamist terrorism’, ‘Islamicism’, and ‘Islamic extremism’ in favor of more accurate terms such as ‘al Qaeda inspired extremist,’” according to one section of the handbook, which still bears RCMP’s official logo.

Law enforcement is told: “Do not refer to terrorists as ‘jihadis,’” the manual reads. “This only emboldens them and gives them a legitimate status in the eyes of the vulnerable. Terrorism is not jihad. Jihad is a noble concept in Islam.”

TLR editor Petersen’s Freedom Report podcast yesterday took on the issues of liberal political correctness acting as a shield towards violent ideologies. Petersen also revealed why he believed that some conservatives are fickle friends when it comes to fighting theocracy.


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