1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Who followed the links?

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

Submitted by soren velice (United States), Sep 9, 2004 at 19:03

Follow the links. Almost all the articles refer to a terrorist attack or terrorists before using the other terms. Why use the other terms? Because a. terrorist is a loaded phrase and isn't always applicable (for example, hardly anybody would call US soldiers in Iraq terrorists, even though they've killed lots of civilians) and b. when you write for a living, as I do, you realize it's tedious to read (and write) about something and have to read (or write) the same word over and over, unless it's the only one that fits.
i think bomber works pretty good, as does attacker, extremist or criminal. after all, even terrorists aren't two-dimensional.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Who followed the links? by soren velice

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)