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

Submitted by Malik Muhammad (United States), Sep 12, 2004 at 23:44

So if labeling Muslims as terrorists is the best way to accurately describe them, then using that logic, I can choose to call Israel and the Zionists terrorists. I'm sure the Muslims of the world believe they are terrorists. And I know damn well the Palestinians who are dying in such great numbers believe it. So now that I have said that the State of Israel is a terrorist state, does that make it so? The history of conflict teaches that naming humans as something other than a human objectifies them making them easier to hate, and easier to kill. So this effort to "correctly" lable so-called terrorists has dubious motives

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