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It has been easier to describe the enemy than to name it

Reader comment on item: Dr. Daniel Pipes of the Middle East Forum discusses the reluctance of the media to call Islamic perpetrators of terror "

Submitted by John Pruitt (United States), Sep 22, 2004 at 18:03

Perhaps the media's relunctance to name the "enemy" and the Administration's difficulty in giving it a name is contributed to by our value of religious freedom. When war aggression and conquest is done by a nation or nationality, it is an easy matter to name (and perhaps propagandize against) the nationality. Japan is a good example. But when the group who is waging war for world domination is a radical subgoup of one of the world's largest religious groups and is transnational in nature, it becomes much more difficult to put a name with the face. Not all radical muslims are Arabic. Not all Arabic muslims are radical. Even to the point that subgroups within the religion violently oppose each other. To make matters worse, not all Islamic terrorists are fighting for the world-wide Caliphate. It has been easier to describe the enemy, than it has been to name it.

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