Written by Graham Pick For Maltanow.com
‘Terrorist’ is a word that for the majority, conjures up mental images of sadistic evildoers carrying out atrocious acts upon innocents. Terrorists are visualised as violent, ruthless, vindictive, and remorseless.
The dictionary definition of the word terrorism is; “The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organised group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.”
It is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many, and feelings of fury in others. A word that is used daily by politicians and the media, to further fuel the dread of the populace. A word that has become synonymous with our normal everyday lives.
The latest in a long line of bogeymen to allegedly be terrified of is ISIS or ISIL or just plain old IS, as they’re now known. The party line espoused by the media regarding these CIA/Mossad created ‘Jihadists’ is becoming comical in its content.
If one were to ask the general population to define a terrorist the popular consensus would most probably be; “A brown or dark skinned person, presumably from a Middle Eastern or North African country, and in all probability of Muslim or Islamic allegiance”.