Danish Intelligence apparently has followed the lead of U.S. Homeland Security in sanitizing its vocabulary regarding terrorism. Out are words like mujahideen and Islamism.
"Terrorist groups often try to legitimize their actions by associating them with religion, using words such as jihad," said Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen, who runs the Danish Intelligence Agency. "However, a jihad also has peaceful and positive meanings, and it is unfortunate if the authorities repeat it and strengthen the extremists' use of the word."
In the U.S., Congressman Pete Hoekstra has tried to block the changes from happening, arguing that accuracy is important in understanding and combating the challenge of terrorism and extremism.