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Submitted by Gloria (United States), Dec 4, 2003 at 15:14

I have a request. In your writings, please call the bombers what they really are: homicide, not suicide, bombers. They are murderers, plain and simple.
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But all bombers are "homicide bombers," so that does not define this particular type. The fact that they are ready, even eager to give up their own lives, makes them distinctively "suicide bombers," so I use that term. It is not a euphemism but a useful description.

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