Doublespeak is language that deliberately distorts or even reverses the meaning of words.
For example, when critics of radical Islam expose this extremism for what is it, their critics call them “Islamophobes”; when those who call themselves “social justice warriors” campaigning for tolerance exhibit just the opposite (i.e., intolerance) by shutting down any conversation with which they don’t agree; when others force their religious beliefs (i.e., blasphemy laws) upon others in the name of religion (as in Canada’s new motion against criticism of Islam); or when perpetrators of crimes frame themselves as victims.
Doublespeak often leads to doublethink, as George Orwell writes in his seminal novel Nineteen Eight-Four, “To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient.” In the novel, people explicitly learn doublethink due to peer pressure and a desire to fit in or gain status with in the “Party.”
Islamists use doublespeak and doublethink to make powerful alliances with “progressives,” using their broad and popular base as a platform for their insidious message.
Most recently, Islamists have made these alliances with feminists, in whose circles it has become fashionable to decry speaking out against female genital mutilation (FGM) or forced veiling of women as attempts to impose one’s culture upon the “other.”…
- Sound of Social Justice