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Calling terrorism like it is

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Defining the term "terrorism" has been one of the major topics for debates among political activists and scholars.

There is a general agreement that terrorists are usually trying to promote certain causes (political, social, religious) when they use illegal violent means, although there are some of us who may regard those causes to be legitimate or justified.

Moreover, since the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on Sept 11, 2001, and the ensuing war on terrorism some critics have insisted that government officials and the media refrain from tagging these groups as "Muslim terrorist" organisations.

The argument being that Islam is a religion of peace, most of the world's Muslims do not engage in terrorist acts and associating "Islam" with "terrorism" amounts to a form of Islamophobia.

Responding to these arguments, US officials have........

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