Saturday, November 07, 2015

Euphemism watch

Republican Presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz is bringing forward legislation to have "the Muslim Brotherhood" (sic) declared a terrorist organization. Most of the draft bill is an accounting of various events and utterances that are said to warrant the designation, and includes:

The August 14, 2013, clearing of Muslim Brotherhood protests in Egypt resulted in attacks by Muslim Brotherhood supporters targeting the Coptic Christian community.

That "clearing" of protests is generally known as the Rabaa massacre, in which between 700 and 1000 people were killed. It remains the largest unaccounted-for killing in Egypt's modern history, and among the single largest killing of protestors anywhere in the world. 

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