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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


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