From the CounterTerrorism Blog we see:
But on July 16, 2008, H.R. 5959 was presented to the full House of Representatives for debate and adoption, including Congressman Hoekstra's amendment to bar the use of intelligence funding for such "terror lexicon" measures. This time the amendment passed by the margin of 249-180 (with 10 abstentions).
Hoekstra's amendment condemned efforts by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC), and the State Department to recommend a "terror lexicon" that prohibits use of words such as "Jihad," "jihadist," "Islamist," "mujahadeen," "caliphate," etc. In this amendment, Congressman Hoekstra called for the House of Representatives to prohibit the use of intelligence funding in support of such "terror lexicon" efforts.
The amendment was incorporated in H.R. 5959 as follows:"None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act may be used to prohibit or discourage the use of the words or phrases 'jihadist', 'jihad', 'Islamo-fascism', 'caliphate', 'Islamist', or 'Islamic terrorist' by or within the intelligence community or the Federal Government."
Thankfully, with the help of 55 Democrats, this utterly sensible outlawing of "political correctness" over self-defense passed. But fully 178 Democrats (and 2 republicans) voted against this.
I am beginning to understand the total contempt in which the Left is held by the Right-wing blogosphere. This should have been unanimously approved - and more to the point, should never have been needed in the first place.
As for the 178, it includes the repulsive Marcy Kaptur, the clueless Carolyn McCarthy (she has no idea what a barrel shroud is, "I believe it is a shoulder thing that goes up", but it must be banned), the Islamic Keith Ellison. But what the hell are Barney Frank, Henry Waxman, Rahm Emanuel, and others thinking?