After the Saudi’s took their little boy to the woodshed he stopped using the term “Islamic fascists”.
President Bush has avoided repetition of a term that angered Muslims.
Responding last week to the foiling of an alleged plot to blow up flights between Britain and the United States, Bush said, “This nation is at war with Islamic fascists.”
That triggered immediate objections from the Council of American-Islamic Relations, and another objection today from the government of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement after its weekly meeting, the Saudi Cabinet “warned against labeling Muslims with accusations of terrorism and fascism.”
Bush didn’t repeat the reference to “Islamic fascists” at the State Department today, referring instead to “individuals that would like to kill innocent Americans to achieve political objectives.”