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Reader comment on item: It's Not Road Rage, It's Terrorism

Submitted by myth (Germany), Apr 4, 2012 at 14:47

How does one earn the label "terrorist" in the media? It seems to me that in addition to political murder the visible destruction of public property is required. I have a feeling that the collapse of the towers in New York was far more essential to the classification of the event than the thousands who lost their lives. That said, the carnage of using explosives puts a murderer into the terrorist-category easily.

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