For God's sake don't call it what is plainly is Jul 22, 2020 6:47:49 GMT -5
Post by fretslider on Jul 22, 2020 6:47:49 GMT -5
The Times reports...
The police are looking at dropping the terms “Islamist terrorism” and “jihadis” when describing attacks by those who claim Islam as their motive.
Proposed alternatives include “faith-claimed terrorism”, “terrorists abusing religious motivations” and “adherents of Osama bin Laden’s ideology”.
The reform was requested by a Muslim police organisation that blamed the official use of “Islamist” and “jihadi” for negative perceptions and stereotypes, discrimination and Islamophobia.
The problem was discussed at an online event last month addressed by Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the national head of counterterrorism policing
The suggested name change was criticised by the Director of Policy at the counter-extremism think tank Quilliam, David Toube, who said: “People do not like to feel that they are being told only the partial truth… there is a serious problem with Islamist terrorism. The use of any term that obscures that fact risks damaging public trust in the police.”
A counterterrorism expert told the British paper, that the move could serve to further weaken the reputation of the police, which has already been damaged after being found to have overlooked majority Muslim grooming gangs who sexually preyed on young white British girls for years, out of fear of appearing racist.
“It creates ambiguity, that you can’t say this because it’s Muslim,” the expert said, adding: “There will be a lack of trust and confidence in public discourse. You are trying to avoid saying it because it is true.”
And in other news...
Doctors in Australia are pushing for the renaming of body parts that have been named after "men, kings, and gods" such as the Adam's apple and the Achilles tendon, the Daily Mail Australia reported.
"I think we have a personal choice to decolonize our language and these historical terms will fade out," Queensland specialist obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Kristin Small told the news outlet.
Small is also an anatomy lecturer and has been reportedly teaching her students to "phase out irrelevant and misogynistic medical language."
Desperately seeking offence...