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I beg to differ sir...

Reader comment on item: No American Muslim Terrorists? [A Reply to Spencer Ackerman]
in response to reader comment: All Terrorists Muslims?

Submitted by Sourav Roy (India), Jun 12, 2010 at 11:57

It is true that behind every mass movement or idea, an 'ism' is attached. This 'ism' is often coherent with the ideology of the followers or a name quoted by media. It is the media, who have reserved the word 'terrorism' exclusively for Jihadis! All others who are involved in such activities are given different 'isms' that either glorify their work or softens their acts of terror!

So terrorists in Jharkhand are called 'maoists' or 'naxals'. Terrorists in the north-eastern states are called 'militants'. Tamil terrorists in Sri Lanka are dubbed as 'tigers' while the Irish terrorists were 'separatists'. Terrorists in Africa are 'insurgents', The Cuban terrorists were 'rebels', the Hungarian ones were 'extremists', the Chinese terrorists are 'radicals' and the American terrorists are 'counter-insurgents'. The Israeli terrorists are 'commandos' and the communist terrorists are 'revolutionaries'.

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