“There is a reasonable debate about whether saying “Islamic terrorism” actually helps in the fight against it”

An Islamic Terrorist by Any Other Name
by Charles Lipson
June 12, 2017

What should we call the vile killers of London, Manchester, Fort Hood, Boston, Nice, and Paris? For years, our leading politicians have danced gingerly around that question, preferring to call them simply “terrorists.” No modifiers. Their delicate omissions suggested a line of political correctness that was improper to cross. It justified the evasions of the political elite, national media, and intellectuals, as they refused to confront the deep cultural, social, and political divide between the most-isolated Muslim immigrant communities and the larger societies that hosted them. We need to speak plainly. It is the surest path to debating issues sensibly. READ MORE

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