Chapter Two -Bad Language- of Gregory M. Davis’ book Religion of Peace says, “One can only imagine what the reaction would have been following Pearl Harbor had President Roosevelt requested a declaration of war against “sneak attacks” rather than against the empire of Japan. Fighting a “war” against “terror” permits the powers that be to avoid facing the awkward reality that we are in war with Islam. “But to blame a religion for causing violence transgresses the unwritten speech codes of today, so instead we get righteous indignation toward “terrorism” but not toward the religion that spawns it.” Bad language creates bad foreign policy that kills people.

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