The AP is at it again
Only two days after making the phrase "illegal immigrant" taboo, the Associated Press has revised its stylebook again.
This time the term "Islamist" has been deemed no longer halel.
Also sprach the AP:
An advocate or supporter of a political movement that favors reordering government and society in accordance with laws prescribed by Islam. Do not use as a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals, who may or may not be Islamists.
Where possible, be specific and use the name of militant affiliations: al-Qaida-linked, Hezbollah, Taliban, etc. Those who view the Quran as a political model encompass a wide range of Muslims, from mainstream politicians to militants known as jihadi.
"Islamist," says the AP, has become "a code-word for 'Muslims we don't like.'"