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

Submitted by Samuel P. Panuccio (United States), Sep 20, 2004 at 03:44

I am a survivor (NYPD) of the WTC collapse. I saw up close and personal what the terrorists really are. They are savages. I had a few other words I was calling them that day and many days afterwards, the kind of words that would make people cringe and were not taught to me in school.
It seems we have come full circle. I just love all the "other" words our media love to use. I believe it is emblematic of our times. The reality is we should be calling these people what they are...savages. Terrorist is a great word but I really like the raw imagery of the word savage.
Why is it that we continue to dance around the issue? We are at war with a culture. We are war with militant Muslim terrorists. Why do we not just say it out loud? Are we so afraid of offending a culture? A religion? I don't see too many people from their "culture" or their "religion" condemning the acts of these savages.
So our media elitists (totally against the war with the savages) will continue to call them by other names. Even here in NYC, which suffered so much, I get strange looks when voicing my opinion. How soon we forget ...and how soon we will pay the price again.

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