Is this an effort to prevent terrorism or stop ‘hate speech’?
The Department of Homeland Security thinks censorship will help stop American millennials from becoming drawn to groups like ISIS.
DHS’ Advisory Council has released a report, suggesting that we stop making the fight against radical Islam an ‘us versus them’ fight.
In order to do this, the department says it should ‘reject religiously-charged terminology and problematic positioning by using plain meaning American English’.
That means doing away with Islamic terms like ‘jihad’ – which means holy war- and ‘sharia law,’ which are rules that govern ways of life in Muslim governments.
The department also says we should stop using the term ‘Muslim Americans’ and ‘the Muslim world’, and replace them with ‘American Muslims’ and ‘Muslim communities’.
Homeland Security is leading an effort to address young Americans becoming radicalized online by groups such as ISIS and the al-Nusra Front.
The department is asking that $100million be used to fund the effort, which will go towards paying experts and creating social media programs and technology to steer millennials away from terrorist recruiters.