President Bush, with regard to the foiled terrorist plot to blow up airplanes, said that this nation is "at war with Islamic fascists.” That quote was repeated in several articles by both CNN and Fox News. However, one CNN article points out an objection to the use of the term “fascist” that Fox’s articles do not mention. Here is an excerpt from the CNN article:
Bush's use of the term "Islamic fascists" was criticized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
"We believe that this is an ill-advised term and we believe that it is counterproductive to associate Islamic Muslims with fascism," the council's Executive Director Nihad Awad said at a
"We ought to take advantage of these incidents to make sure that we do not start a religious war against Islam and Muslims...We urge him and we urge other public officials to restrain themselves," Awad said.
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