In an effort to use more politically correct language less potentially detrimental to community relations, UK police are considering dropping terms “Islamist terror” and “jihadi” when referring to Muslims who carry out terrorist attacks in the country.
National Association of Muslim Police put forward its case at online conference addressed by Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the head of counter-terrorism policing. and claim that the use of such terms “don’t help community relations”.
The Times reported that alternative terms were suggested to be used in the future when a Muslim commits an atrocity in the name of Islam such as e “faith-claimed terrorism”, “terrorists abusing religious motivations” and “adherents of Osama bin Laden’s ideology”.
The National Association of Muslim Police said that “a change in culture by moving away from using terms which have a direct link to Islam and jihad. These … do not help community relations and public confidence” the Daily Mail reported.
In 2017 following a series of Muslim terrorist attacks in the UK, it was revealed that MI5 estimates there are at least 23,000 Jihadis living in Britain that they know of, each of whom is a potential terrorist.
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