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What to Call Them

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Submitted by Marc Mayerson (United States), Aug 17, 2006 at 16:54

The current discussion about what to call the terrorists is sadly indicative about the war against them: no one can make up their mind about the correct choice. That it has devolved into a semantic and etymological discussion is even more absurd.

We called the Nazi's "Nazi's" because it was an acronym for what their multi-word title. We called the Fascists "Fascists" because their movement was called "fascista." The bottom line: we should call the terrrorists what they call themselves: jihadists. We are at war against Islamic jihadism.

The Muslims make no bones about who they are at war with: Zionists.

We should make no bones about who we are at war with: Jihadists.

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