69 million page views

Terrorism defined

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

Submitted by David (United Kingdom), Sep 19, 2004 at 11:26

The British government defined terrorism quite succinctly in the wording of the 'Terrorism Act 2000' and I am for ever at a loss to understand why apparently intelligent people are so reluctant to use the term. In an about turn however it is common for the likes of the BBC to allow contributors to such programs as Question Time to use the term terrorism when referring to Israel's legitimate actions when taking defensive action against mere 'militants'.

By all means read for yourself what the act says. http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/20000011.htm

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 Terrorism defined by David

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.)