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Endorsed by federal bureaucrats in America…after being rejected by law enforcement in Canada, “United Against Terrorism” is the title of a new handbook reportedly written to combat the radicalization of young people who might be tempted to join ISIS and fight for the Islamic State.
The Washington Free Beacon reports on the potentially inflammatory sections of the handbook that raised red flags for the Canadian authorities who ultimately decided not to distribute it:
The handbook itself recommends that “intelligence and law enforcement officials” should “avoid terms such as ‘Islamist terrorism’, ‘Islamicism’, and ‘Islamic extremism’ in favor of more accurate terms such as ‘al Qaeda inspired extremist,’” according to one section of the handbook, which still bears RCMP’s official logo.
“Do not refer to terrorists as ‘jihadis,’” the manual states. “This only emboldens them and gives them a legitimate status in the eyes of the vulnerable. Terrorism is not jihad. Jihad is a noble concept in Islam.”
Other sections in “United Against Terrorism”, according to the Free Beacon, tell the Muslim community that they are under no obligation to speak to the police about individuals who may be suspected of having extremist ties.
And yet, despite the rejection of the controversial work by Canadian law enforcement at the highest levels, John Kerry’s U.S. State Department has just issued what amounts to a positive review and thumbs up for the handbook.