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U.S. Diversity Regulators Ban the Term ‘Jihadist’ at Intelligence Agencies: Report

A Palestinian Islamic Jihad member. Reuters
A Palestinian Islamic Jihad member. Reuters

Diversity officials in the Biden administration recently distributed an internal magazine to the nation’s intelligence agencies instructing personnel not to use “problematic phrases” when discussing America’s adversaries, according to a document first revealed by The Daily Wire.

“The Dive” newsletter, distributed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, suggested that because “words matter,” national security employees must stop using offensive “terminology related to counterterrorism.”

The author, whose name was redacted, wrote that to accomplish these new objectives, the federal government must remove “Islam from words and phrases used to discuss terrorism and extremist violence,” because they are allegedly “hurtful to Muslim-Americans.”

Some descriptions that were singled out for censure are ‘jihadist,’ ‘Salafi jihadist,’ ‘Islamic extremist,’ and ‘radical Islamist.’

It appears that the new regulations only protect the sentiments of the organization’s Muslim associates, as President Biden has in the past used the term ‘Jewish extremist’ to refer to certain Israeli citizens, and ‘Christian extremists’ to describe many of former President Donald Trump’s supporters.

The periodical is published by the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Office of the United States intelligence services. Its materials are distributed to the workforces of the CIA, NSA, FBI, DHS, DOJ, and U.S. military.

Among other subjects included in the issue were reported to be the thoughts of a male covert operative who enjoys dressing as a woman because he feels that being transgender helps him do his job better.

House Intelligence Committee member, Republican Mike Waltz, described the new policy as “totally insane,” and stated that it “is a return to the same Obama Administration head-in-the-sand approach to Islamic extremism that led to Obama calling ISIS the JV team.”

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