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Report: Intelligence Agencies to terminate sensitive words like ‘Jihadist’, ‘radical Islamist’ because ‘hurtful to Muslim-Americans’

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A newsletter distributed by the Biden Administration’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence, suggested that because “words matter,” national security employees must stop using offensive “terminology related to counterterrorism.” Diversity officials distributed the internal magazine to the nation’s intelligence agencies instructing personnel not to use “problematic phrases.”

Foreign Desk News reports “The Dive” newsletter document was first revealed by The Daily Wire, in which 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.”

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, according to Foreign Desk News. Some descriptions that were singled out for censure are ‘jihadist,’ ‘Salafi jihadist,’ ‘Islamic extremist,’ and ‘radical Islamist’ the newsletter wrote.

Foreign Desk News notes 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.

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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VP Kamala Harris publicly mourns Palestinians killed in hostage rescue operation

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Vice President Kamala Harris mourned the Palestinians in Gaza who were killed in the successful Israeli hostage rescue operation this weekend during an address delivered over the weekend.

Israeli forces say Hamas intentionally kept the hostages in a “civilian environment.” They also said even the Palestinians who were holding the hostages were also “civilians.”

Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari of the IDF said Hamas has been holding hostages inside civilian buildings, including the locations where Israeli forces rescued Noa Argamani, 26, Almog Meir Jan, 22, Shlomi Ziv, 41, and Andrey Kozlov, 27.

“Before I begin, I just say a few words about the morning which I know weighs heavily on all of our hearts,” she said.

“On Oct. 7, Hamas committed a brutal massacre of 1,200 innocent people and abducted 250 hostages,” she continued. “Thankfully, four of those hostages were reunited with their families tonight. And we mourn all of the innocent lives that have been lost in Gaza, including those tragically killed today.”

The Israeli operation retrieved four hostages who were taken into Gaza by Hamas on Oct. 7. Harris, speaking before the Michigan Democratic Party, celebrated their retrieval but spent more time lamenting the deaths of Palestinians killed in the operation, many of whom Israel has described as terrorists.

“We have been working every day to bring an end to this conflict in a way that ensures Israel is secure, brings home all hostages, ends ongoing suffering for Palestinian people and ensures that Palestinians can enjoy their right to self-determination, dignity and freedom,” Harris added. “As President Biden said last week, it is time for this war to end.”

Fox News reports that Hamas-run authorities in Gaza claim over 270 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli operation, though they make no distinction between militants and innocents. Israeli forces claim the number was fewer than 100.

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan also confirmed reports on Sunday that some number of innocents appeared to have been killed in the operation.

“We the United States are not in a position today to make a definitive statement about [the death toll],” Sullivan said in a Sunday interview with CNN. “But we do know this: innocent people were tragically killed in this operation. The exact number we don’t know, but innocent people were killed.”

“Every day that we see more innocent people lost is another horrible, awful, tragic day,” he added.

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