It’s "Terrorism" When It Happens To You

 Posted by on 9 July 2005 at 9:02 pm  Uncategorized
Jul 092005

I found this recent tidbit on the Volokh Conspiracy:

Not long ago, the BBC said that it never used the words “terrorism” or “terrorist” because, and I quote, “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” Thus, for example, if Hamas blew up a bus in Tel Aviv, the “T” words were never used.

But, in the aftermath of the London bombings, go ahead and search the BBC’s website for “terror,” “terrorism,” and even “terrorist.” It turns out that when Islamic fanatics are blowing up trains and buses in YOUR city, one man’s terrorist is another man’s terrorist. Hat tip to for bringing this to my attention.

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