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The Characterization is Wrong

Reader comment on item: [Pakistani Christians and] A War Against What?

Submitted by George Valdshtein (Israel), Oct 2, 2002 at 03:15

Dear Sir,

For a long time I have been disturbed by the phrase "War Against Terror". However, your phrase, "…a war on terroristic version of Islam," is also not clear and not precise.

A war cannot be against an idea that is not a concrete substance. The war must and can be only against people supporting and executing the directions of some terroristic ideology – terrorists and their supporters -- including societies developing, supporting and following these ideologies.

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