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CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebook's Restrictions on Word 'Islamist'
by Elizabeth Harrington
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) praised the Associated Press (AP) for revising its stylebook to forbid the use of the word "Islamist," if it is used to describe Islamic militants or extremists.
In a press release on Friday, CAIR said revising the term is a "step in the right direction," and that they helped influence the AP's decision.
"Late last year, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) approached AP about modifying the reference, which had been added to its influential Stylebook," the release said.
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