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If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is a mallard

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

Submitted by Raghu Desikan (United States), Sep 8, 2004 at 15:39

To paraphrase the old duck analogy...It if walks like a terrorist, talks like a terrorist and kills like a terrorist, it's a terrorist. Plain and simple.

Unfortunately, there' s too much of pussyfooting in the media with these killers. Of other strange phrases, a phrase often used in the Indian press to describe kashmiri terrorists funded by Pakistan are "Ultras" and in Pakistan, dead terrorists are called "shaheeds" or martrys.

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