Talk:Islamofascism

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Edited for Bias

reedited to remove "bias". Your POV does not determine bias. Provided sources.--Halliburton Shill 21:28, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

not necessarily a pejorative, see talk page[edit]

From User talk: Tuckerresearch:

Hi. Do you think you could find an example citation meeting WT:CFI where "Islamofascism" is used in a non-pejorative way? I find it hard to imagine. Equinox 20:28, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

The word is used in some policy circles as a descriptive term. See, for instance, Ken Booth and Timothy Dunne, Worlds in Collision (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 32ff. or Kendall Gott and Michael Brooks, Warfare in the Age of Non-State Actors (Fort Leavenworth: Combat Studies Institute Press, US Army Combined Arms Center, 2007), pp. 59ff., 85, etc.

I think it is unnecessary (and perhaps a little political) to put "pejorative" next to the word when the usage notes below has: "This term is politically highly charged, sometimes considered propaganda." "Fascism" itself can be used as a pejorative but it is not necessarily always a pejorative term, same goes, I believe, here. See also the wikipedia:Islamofascism article, where some people claim the term is a valid one.

Tuckerresearch 21:12, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Almost any pejorative term can be mentioned in a way that that isn't in itself. But this term is intended to be pejorative, and used that way. It must be so tagged. Robert Ullmann 11:34, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

You've just made an illogical argument. I might as well say, almost any non-pejorative term can be mentioned in a way that isn't in itself. Should we then tag every word as a pejorative because it could be used as a a pejorative? No. I've given two examples where it isn't a pejorative, and you've offered no sources for your contention that "this term is intended to be pejorative." Tuckerresearch 07:24, 28 September 2010 (UTC)