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Terrorists, bandits, assassins, criminals

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

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Sep 8, 2004 at 03:48

I am not surprised to find the word 'activists' in a Pakistani daily newspaper. The BBC is probably much more left-wing than the Pakistani press and so I am not surprised of their euphemisms either.

But is this a 'war of words'? Or is it facts that matter? We could call them harsher names like 'bandits', 'assassins', 'criminals', but would that make any difference? In other words- is it the language that matters or is it all about action?

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