I would never have believed it would take the British five years to brush up against rationality.
Britain’s Foreign Office is urging government officials to stop using the US term “war on terror” amid concerns it angers British Muslims and undermines government aims, a weekly newspaper said.
The government wants to “avoid reinforcing and giving succour to the terrorists’ narrative by using language that, taken out of context, could be counter-productive,” a Foreign Office spokesman told The Observer.
The Foreign Office has sent the same message to cabinet ministers as well as diplomats and other government representatives around the world, according to the report.
“We tend to emphasize upholding shared values as a means to counter terrorists,” the spokesman was quoted as saying.
Many British officials and experts, the weekly said, suspect that Islamist extremists find it easier to recruit followers when western governments speak of a war on terror, by suggesting it is actually a war against Islam.
Hmmm… so no more “War on Terror” for our only allies in the War on Terror, eh? I wonder how your average vodka-xanax-silicone-addicted Zionist/eliminationist crazy woman on the street would react to this decision.
WTF?What an extreme act of dhimmitude. They will not call it war? Isn’t that surrender then? What are they going to call it? A“Working with the bad people that want to hurt us but it’s really our fault because they are misunderstood” police action.
Shared values with murderers. This is beyond moral euqivalence.Soon the Brits will be slicing off their own heads, you know, in an effort to advance shared values. [Emphasis in the original.]