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IDF demolishes house of militant who carried out terror attack near Itamar

Reader comment on item: [Beslan Atrocity:] They're Terrorists - Not Activists

Submitted by Mladen Andrijasevic (Israel), Sep 7, 2004 at 13:11

This is unfortunately not only the case with the foreign press. On August 14 there was a headline in Ha'aretz :

"IDF demolishes house of militant who carried out terror attack near Itamar "

It is a disgrace that an Israeli paper has distorted the language so much that it has expunged the word ‘terrorist‘ from the dictionary. What lethal disease induces somone to abandon the last vestiges of common sense and in the same sentence change the meaninig of words?

Unfortunately, we know the name of the disease. It is called 'sinistritis'. It affects the mind in such a way that one becomes impervious to fact, reason or even danger. The overwhelming feeling of being members of the chosen know-all few capable of ‘doing good' for the rest of the society acts as a drug that brings the person to an incredible emotional high.

That is, until an Islamist dagger slits your throat.

I think it is high time that Ha'aretz be boycotted for its policy of calling terrorists militants. Why are we so leniant to Israeli papers?

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