CAIR makes new push to get media to scrub word ‘Islamist’

CAIR is capitalizing on recent world events to make another push to silence the conversation about political Islam.
By Meira Svirsky

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Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s national communications director
Not satisfied with the Associated Press’ “redefinition” of the word Islamist close to a year ago, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is capitalizing on recent world events to make another push to silence the conversation about political Islam

CAIR is now urging the media to stop using the term “Islamist” altogether because, in the opinion of Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR’s national communications director, “the term has become journalistic shorthand for ‘Muslims we don’t like.’”

Hooper is upset because he says the term “Islamist” is “used in an almost exclusively pejorative context and is often coupled with the term ‘extremist.’”
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