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Use of the term, "Militant"

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Submitted by Yoni Freeman (United States), Sep 10, 2002 at 17:30

Why do you use the world militant? In my opinion, it is enough to state the word terrorist alone.
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I use the militant to describe a certain interpretation of Islam. It is far more profound than the use of terrorism and does not always involve terrorism.

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