When the Bobbies recently ran from the BLM protesters its not surprising to read that ‘The police are looking at dropping the terms “Islamist terrorism” and “jihadis” when describing attacks by those who claim Islam as their motive.
Proposed alternatives include “faith-claimed terrorism”, “terrorists abusing religious motivations” and “adherents of Osama bin Laden’s ideology”.
The reform was requested by a Muslim police organisation that blamed the official use of “Islamist” and “jihadi” for negative perceptions and stereotypes, discrimination and Islamophobia.
The problem was discussed at an online event last month addressed by Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the national head of counterterrorism policing, and attended by more than 70 attack survivors, victims’ relatives, academics, experts and advocacy groups. The police emphasised to The Times that the reform was not certain to go ahead.’ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/police-may-drop-term-islamist-when-describing-terror-attacks-7pjsf8pn7
The above is not surprising since ‘Britain’s most senior ethnic minority police chief today called on his fellow officers to “stand up to racism, inequality and justice” as he declared that the Black Lives Matters protests were a display of “legitimate anger”.’ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/met-assistant-commissioner-neil-basu-stand-up-to-racists-protests-a4464561.html
- Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (used to refer to members of non-white communities in the UK).’ https://www.lexico.com/definition/bame