While doublespeak often refers to the use of euphemisms, it can also mean creating an ambiguity to deliberately invert the meaning. In such cases, doublespeak disguises the nature of the truth. A good politically correct example of doublespeak today is the continual reference to Islam as a peaceful religion.
The French President took political correctness to a ludicrous extreme on Thursday last week when he declared in a completely masterful stroke of doublespeak that Muslims are the “first victims of fanaticism, fundamentalism, intolerance,” without mentioning that fundamentalist, fanatical and intolerant Islam is at the forefront of almost every terror attack.
France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls, however, takes a different stance. Valls argues that the charge of ‘Islamophobia‘ is often used to silence critics of Islamism.
If we are left feeling a little confused by the rhetoric surrounding Islam, we are not alone. Pat Condell has the final word on Islamic doublespeak – or does he?
Okay, let’s give it to this Muslim Cleric Tunisian Cleric Kamal Zarouq in ISIS-controlled Al-Raqqah, Syriathere is no doublespeak here – :
Some people curse the Prophet Muhammad, yet there are people who do not want the Islamic nation to and kill them. According to the sacred texts, and by consensus of the Islamic scholars, those who curse the Prophet Muhammad should be killed, regardless of whether or not they repent. Those who curse the Prophet should be killed.
Let the entire world hear: Those who curse the Prophet Muhammad – If we do not kill them this year, we shall kill them next year. If we do not kill them next year, our sons, these young men, will kill them.
I bring you the glad tidings that France will be conquered, Allah willing. We will not boycott French products, as some wretched people have proposed. Allah willing, we shall chop off the head of France, with a sword that bears the words: “There is no god but Allah.”