How do we define acts of terrorism?

August marks the anniversary of the most egregious acts of terrorism the world has known. But the perpetrators are not called “terrorists".

6th August, 2005

Their memory is revered, indeed celebrated.

The acts are not usually characterised as terrorist, yet the number of civilian deaths in one of these acts was 140,000, and in the other 80,000.

Four hundred thousand others had their lives blighted for ever by the after-effects. Nobody was brought to justice for these cr imes against humanity. Actually, nobody suggested that anybody be brought to justice. There was negligible protest.

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