Apparently they think that if they don't talk about it, it will go away. It doesn't seem to occur to them that while their governments are punctiliously refraining from linking Islam and terrorism, the Islamic terrorists will keep on doing so, right under their noses, and they will be powerless to stop it -- because after all, they can't even talk about it.
This reminds me of the abandonment of plans to translate my book Islam Unveiled into French a few years ago, because of death threats. Presumably if someone tried to undertake such a translation today, the threateners wouldn't have to bother: the government would shut down the enterprise. Soon Eurabia will resemble the old Soviet Union, in which dissidents furtively distributed samizdat literature and faced stiff penalties if the authorities discovered what they were doing. Europeans who care about what is happening to them will have to travel West, buy books that tell the truth about Islamic jihad, and distribute them at home away from the watchful eye of EU bureaucrats.
"Don't confuse terrorism with Islam, says EU," by Bruno Waterfield in the Telegraph, with thanks to all who sent this in:
The European Union has drawn up guidelines advising government spokesmen to refrain from linking Islam and terrorism in their statements.
Brussels officials have confirmed the existence of a classified handbook which offers "non-offensive" phrases to use when announcing anti-terrorist operations or dealing with terrorist attacks.
Banned terms are said to include "jihad", "Islamic" or "fundamentalist".
The word "jihad" is to be avoided altogether, according to some sources, because for Muslims the word can mean a personal struggle to live a moral life.
One alternative, suggested publicly last year, is for the term "Islamic terrorism" to be replaced by "terrorists who abusively invoke Islam".
An EU official said that the secret guidebook, or, "common lexicon", is aimed at preventing the distortion of the Muslim faith and the alienation of Muslims in Europe.
If they're alienated by this use of words, why aren't they enraged by Osama et al? Why aren't there mass demonstrations by peaceful Muslims against this "hijacking" of Islam?