“Islamic fascists”? Never mind. Oh, and in other news: to avoid offending Germans, President Roosevelt has announced that he is dropping all reference to the “National Socialist German Workers Party,” and will henceforth refer not to our war against the Nazis, but to our war against “individuals that would like to kill innocent Americans to achieve political objectives.”
Archdhimmitude in Washington, as Bush bows to his Saudi masters: “Bush drops reference to ‘Islamic fascists,'” from AP, with thanks to Looney Tunes:
STATE DEPARTMENT President Bush has avoided repetition of a term that angered Muslims.
Responding last week to the foiling of an alleged plot to blow up flights between Britain and the United States, Bush said, “This nation is at war with Islamic fascists.”
That triggered immediate objections from the Council of American-Islamic Relations, and another objection today from the government of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement after its weekly meeting, the Saudi Cabinet “warned against labeling Muslims with accusations of terrorism and fascism.”
Bush didn’t repeat the reference to “Islamic fascists” at the State Department today, referring instead to “individuals that would like to kill innocent Americans to achieve political objectives.”