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Alleged official document stipulates terrorism terminologies for Egypt-based journalists

Reportedly handed out at an Egyptian Foreign Ministry presser, a document circulating on social media among journalists instructs media workers on dropping religious references in reports on terrorism

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 Jul 2015
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Egyptian soldiers keep guard during a military operation in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with the southern Gaza Strip November 2, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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Some Cairo-based foreign correspondents widely shared Sunday through their social media accounts an alleged official document that defines different terrorism-linked terminologies.

A foreign correspondent in Cairo, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Ahram Online that many foreign journalists received the document Saturday during a presser held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The document stipulated that the foreign correspondents should not use terminologies that are "religiously based or faith oriented, carry in its fold negative connotations that are largely based on heinous stereotypes and ill-informed predispositions."

The document listed several terminologies "not to be used in describing terrorist groups," with a brief definition of each, such as: Islamists, Islamic groups, jihadists, jihadis, shiekhs, emirs, ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State, fundamentalists, puritans and literalists.

Other terminologies to be used in describing terrorists were also present in the document, as long as they aren't "associated with any religion or affiliated with any faith, even if these groups falsely claim to base their horrifying acts on religion."

The document urged correspondents to use the terms "terrorists, extremists, criminals, savages, murderers, killers, radicals, fanatics, rebels, slaughterers, executioners, assassins, slayers, destroyers and eradicators."

On Thursday, Egypt’s army spokesperson, Bridger General Mohamed Samir, blamed the local press for repeating "wrong" death tolls published in the foreign media covering Wednesday's deadly confrontations between Islamic State affiliated militants and the Egyptian army in North Sinai, which left 205 militants and 21 military officers and soldiers killed, according to official records.

While the military released initial figures Wednesday night saying that the confrontations left four officers and 13 soldiers killed, some foreign news outlets put the death toll at 60 to 70 security personnel killed.

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expat
07-07-2015 08:02pm
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sorry,but nonsense
where do the bombers come from? from the salafeen/taqfiri school of islam where are they recruted? middle in your midst,than thats a problem why the government dont want to announce it any longer? because they know,they cannot fight all the small mosquees and other centers of cancer spread all over egypt why they want to avoid the truth? because they believe,that al ahzar might be the "good" source of sunni teaching,when,in fact al ahzhar has maximum wise minimalistic other views than daersh will this strategy help anything? no,as the steaming pot of islam radicals is over flowing in egypt every day and nobody face and tackles them,as they dont dare it
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Aladdin, Alex
06-07-2015 12:39am
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Fair and Square
Words can be fatal than bullets. Egypt is now a power-keg and misstating any act can trigger explosion. I support and agree with the new limitations. Tahya Misr.
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expat
05-07-2015 10:13pm
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no,its 2014 again..
and the islam has nothing to do with the islam,the sharia nothing with the sharia and bloodspelling nothing with bloodspelling if your society was voting 2008 with 80%, that they only want to follow the sharia law,that surely has nothing at all to do with islam,as islam is,as we all can sing out loudly without even verses or textbooks : "the religion of peaaace"...well,tahts right,if you know about the house of war and the house of peace,wherever 1 khuffar or dhimmi is left,there is no peace :) so,with a islam president,a islam government and an islam judicary,you shouldnt put the light too much on the obvious,if you want to stay free in egypt today google pat condell,get some chips and enjoy while understanding the fun
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Sam Enslow
05-07-2015 09:00pm
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Two observations by A. Lincoln: "If you call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? Answer, 4, calling a dogs tail a leg doesn't make it one." The other, "You can fool all of the people some if the time, and you can fool some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
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abdulrahman
08-07-2015 10:31am
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They Don't Understand Politeness
Sam Enslow! Just tell them they think that the whole world is stupid.
Sam Enslow
06-07-2015 07:11pm
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Al Azar
Al Azar says they are Muslims.
Truth Ankh Amon
06-07-2015 09:54am
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Who's fooling Who ?
Bob Marley's words are not respected in the UK nore USofA, unfortunately. Because politicians there have no moral. Only few has. It is time to call things by there real names. MB and all Afiliated are a REAL SHAME to Normal or Real Muslims. Don't think that MB are the Only and genuine Trademark. MB tried to fool all the people 4 all the times... As if we owe them for centuries.
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