Thursday, July 02, 2015



British PM to Broadcaster: Don’t Call Islamic State ‘Islamic State’

Pandering: There are a lot of Muslim voters in England

 British Prime Minister David Cameron took issue Monday with Britain’s public broadcaster’s use of the term “Islamic State” in reference to the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

During a BBC Radio 4 interview days after an ISIS-claimed terror attack on a Tunisian beach hotel cost the lives of at least 38 people, most of them British tourists, Cameron was asked whether he regarded “Islamic State” as an existential threat.

“I wish the BBC would stop calling it ‘Islamic State’ because it is not an Islamic state,” he said.

“What it is is an appalling, barbarous regime. It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and, you know, many Muslims listening to this program will recoil every time they hear the words ‘Islamic State’ –”

Radio 4 presenter John Humphrys pointed out that that is the name used by the group itself, but said he supposed the BBC could use the term “so-called” in front of the name.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Foolish pandering for sure.

Anonymous said...

He's living in denial of the simple fact that a large percentage of Muslims do indeed support ISIS.

Anonymous said...

Will people please stop standing up for others that don't want or need coddling. Those Muslims that are "recoiling" please stand up and say so!

Anonymous said...

Well, of course, ISIS is not (yet) a properly established "state" in the usual accepted sense (internationally), but the name they choose is clearly its name, even if other people don't like it, because parts of it reflect badly on the image of their own version of a religion / or ethnic identity / or a politician's popularity among potential voters / etc.

Bird of Paradise said...

This is'nt Winston Churchill's england anymore its Pee Wee Hermins england

Anonymous said...

For a minute I thought he might have been upset at calling them a 'state' when they have no recognition as one.
But then he went and blew it.

Anonymous said...

When the President of Turkey states the "there is no moderate Islam, only Islam" and refuses to assist in quelling ISIL then there is nothing more to say. You are either an adherent of Islam and support all that is in the Quran or you are an apostate. There is no in between. The discrepancies between factions are nothing compared to heresy of the dhimitude.

Alpha Skua said...

Okay. ISLAMIC STATE,ISLAMIC STATE,ISLAMIC STATE RRAAWWWKK

Anonymous said...

Bring it on before Iran gets nukes. Wipe them of the face of the earth now before they do it first.

Anonymous said...

Perversion of Islam? Sounds more like they are getting back to their roots. Just like their prophet.

Anonymous said...

Yes 6:13. Fundamentalist Muslims or Christians are the ones who try to follow their religions "to the letter". So-called moderate Muslims or Christians try to ignore the "nasty" parts of their holy books or pretend they mean something else (even the opposite), and otherwise approach their religion's origins like the "Emperor's New Clothes" - just seeing what they want to see.