Monday, October 17, 2005
When is a terrorist not a terrorist?
...when he's an "insurgent", or a "rebel", or a "militant". (God forbid we should even call them "extremists".)
Thanks to Mark Steyn (about whom I've said, I believe, that nobody does snarky better), we now have a direct connection between Islamist terrorism and Lord Voldemort: "the enemy whose name it's best never to utter".
Among other gems to be found therein:
I'm aware the very concept of "the enemy" is alien to the non-judgment multicultural mind: There are no enemies, just friends whose grievances we haven't yet accommodated. But the media's sensitivity police apparently want this to be the first war we lose without even knowing who it is we've lost to.By all means, check it out.