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26 Jul, 2016

“Terror”: This hypocritical catch-all term has finally caught us out – Robert Fisk, The Independent

The frightful and bloody hours of Friday night and Saturday morning in Munich and Kabul – despite the 3,000 miles that separate the two cities – provided a highly instructive lesson in the semantics of horror and hypocrisy. I despair of that generic old hate-word, “terror”. It long ago became the punctuation mark and signature tune of every facile politician, policeman, journalist and think tank crank in the world. Terror, terror, terror, terror, terror. Or terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist, terrorist.

Read the rest: We love to talk of terror – but after the Munich shooting, this hypocritical catch-all term has finally caught us out | Voices | The Independent

Read Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil’s identical analysis here (published before Robert Fisk’s dispatch):

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