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PerpetuallyDazed Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 05:31 PM
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Gah! Glenn Beck!
This is one little example of his "spinmeistering" that I uncovered.

Here's the video:

Excerpt from Transcript:

BECK: Now, listen, if you are easily offended, please, mute the television right now. I`m not kidding. Really, I`ll give you a hand signal when it`s OK to listen again, because I`m about to say a couple of words. Here they are: Islamic extremist, yes, and radical Islam. OK, you can come back now.

Wait a minute. You`re not offended? Really? Not even Muslims are offended by that? Well, gosh, somebody should tell the European Union, because the "Real Story" is that they`ve reportedly created a classified handbook in Europe that advises government spokesmen against using those terms. They`re not Islamic terrorists. They`re not -- and I`m now kidding -- they are now terrorists whose abusively invoke Islam. And it`s certainly not a jihad against the West, because some Muslims have personal jihads and they don`t strap dynamite to themselves.

Obviously, there's a vast difference between "Islamic Extremist"/"Radical Islam" and "Islamic terrorist" -- but it gets worse! The EU does not address those terms "Islamic extremist" or "Radical Islam." It only speaks of "jihad" and "Islamic terrorism." How sly is he!!! Beck creates an issue that is not even there. :grr:

From :

The word "jihad" is to be avoided altogether, according to some sources, because for Muslims the word can mean a personal struggle to live a moral life.
One alternative, suggested publicly last year, is for the term "Islamic terrorism" to be replaced by "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam".

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