Saturday, August 12, 2006

Bush: "Islamic fascists"

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 Washington press conference.

"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.

Links to articles:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/08/10/washington.terror.plot/index.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,207857,00.html

4 comments:

kirsten said...

CNN uses the term "Islamic Muslims" - isn't that redundant?

Bob2 said...

CNN WILL OBJECT TO THIS UNLIKE FOX NEWS, WHICH IS THE REPUBLICAN FASCIST PROPAGANDA CHANNEL. I AGREE VERY MUCH SO WITH HOW FNC IS PORTRAYED IN THE 2004 FILM OUTFOXED.

Bob2 said...

CNN WILL HAVE SOME OBJECTION BECAUSE IT IS A FAIR AND BALANCED CHANNEL UNLIKE FNC, AS PORTRAYED IN THE 2004 FILM OUTFOXED.

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