Carol Platt Liebau: What's in a Name?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

What's in a Name?

Not surprisingly, some Muslims in California are objecting to the linking of their faith to the events of 9/11 in school textbooks.

Too bad. The term the textbooks use is "extremist Islamic terrorists" and it strikes me as eminently fair. At this point, the burden is on the objectors to explain how they would describe the hijackers.

All honest people have to recognize that they're not from a single country -- instead, they're believers in a single, radical ideology . . . an extremist Islamofacist ideology. It's important to call things by their proper names, and efforts to introduce even more PC elements into school curricula should be uniformly rejected.


Blogger Cliff said...

Ever so slowly, yet surely, we are being conquered by Islam. When will burkas be sold at Walmart and when will we have signs pointing east?
I'm serious!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

May I also add, this is taking place at the same time that we don't allow the 10 Commandments or pictures of Christ to appear in those same classrooms. Dosen't that scare anybody? Where's the alarm?

2:14 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Let them object. It would seem that it is up to them to separate themselves from those who are hacking off heads and blowing up planes. As stated, the term is specific and not encompassing all of Islam. If they can't understand the distinction, they need to ask and listen.

4:59 PM  

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