69 million page views

Chew on the words "terrorism" and "freedom" all you want

Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon
in response to reader comment: Its an oppurtunity to Wipe out Hizbullah & Hamas

Submitted by Sammy Jader (Jordan), Jul 20, 2006 at 06:03

... A gun with "Peace and Freedom" written on it does not fire candy, and a gun that fires in retaliation, and in restoration of honor and free life, does not make it terrorism. You can debate on suicide bombings as being terrorism, and I do agree 100% the 9/11 bombings and other ones were major acts of terrorism, but for the love of God (who is the same God in Islam), do not insult the intelligence of the whole world. Just because in the diplomatic corridors the US can get endorsement by country leaders for labeling all forms of Muslim fighting - which varies drastically between sects and idealogies - as terror and bundling any fight by Muslims as terror, the majority of people in this World are not that stupid. And I tell you, if spreading freedom means mass murder, I'd rather be unfree.

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said, "Somebody who is fighting against Israeli soldiers is an enemy and we will fight back, but I believe that this is not under the definition of terrorism, if the target is a soldier."


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)