14 Jan '11, 7pm

Why is killer a loner, not a terrorist? It would be different had AZ shooter been a Muslim. Why the double standards?

Did you know that Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the Arizona shooting spree that left six dead and 14 wounded, including United States congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, had speculated beforehand on YouTube whether he would be labelled a terrorist? He need not have worried. Loughner has yet to be described in such terms by the authorities or the media. Loner? Yes. Extremist? Yes. Terrorist? No. Perhaps, you might say, it is because we have difficulty agreeing on a definition of terrorism, despite the Terrorist Tourette syndrome that so many of our politicians and commentators have suffered from in recent years. "Most of the time, if something looks like a terrorist and makes a noise like a terrorist, it's a terrorist," remarked the then British Ambassador to the United Nations, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, in the wake of the Sept 11 attacks. If only it were that simple. Terro...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110114-0000203/Why-is...

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