Whishing the world were different …

I think we need to find better words than ‘terrorist’ and ‘terrorism’ because, to me, this implies a very one-sided view of the world. Often our forces could be seen by Iraqi civilians as being terrorists. ‘Terrorist’ is a word that is very commonly used against us by those same people in Iraq who have been radicalised – anything that creates terror is, by definition, terrorism. We use that word because it is a very simple word to use and it demonises people.Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson.

Keep your head on, mate.

Tim Blair has a poll … What should we call the Islamic State persons?

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